Wilfred Lim Self-Portraits

Whenever I need inspiration for my projects, I always talk to myself. The young boy in the photo is a representation of the younger me when I was still living in Malaysia. Being Malaysian Chinese, I have experienced inequity and racial discrimination. I felt my voice constantly being suppressed and remain unheard. Photography thus becomes an outlet where I can voice my opinions.

This series was shot to serve as my commentary on the social-political happenings in my hometown of Pengerang, Malaysia. Unfortunately, Pengerang is currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery. The scenarios presented in the images are heightened realities. Through the manipulation of the metaphorical relationship between the environment and myself, these meticulously composited imageries also aim to criticize the political situation in contemporary Malaysia.

Fan of classical painting, Wilfred Lim utilises the photographic medium as a painting tool to convey his ideas, often presenting his vision and criticism through dream-like imagery.

– Discover Wilfred’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

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2020 PEOPLE AWARD Deadline: 31 October 2020

“It is more important to click with people
than to click the shutter.”
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

Spanning across all corners of the globe, crossing both cultures and borders; we’ve created a complex world of traditions and behaviors. There are few restrictions and we are looking for portraiture, travel, street photography, documentary work, photojournalism, or any other form of photographic practice that tells the story of people!

*FREE ENTRY*: Regardless of your budget or location, this month we are offering a FREE ENTRANCE on single-image submission to all participants.


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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