In this photo series Red Note, Wilfred Weegee photographed houses in Pengerang, Johor that are affected under the land reclamation scheme. The title of this series refers to the little red notices you see glued onto the wall of each residence in these photos. It is actually an official notice of demolition and at the end of 2013, these houses were taken down to make way for major developmental plans.
Once a laidback seaside town noted for its seafood and coastlines, it is now going through changes with Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) set to be built on 22,500 acres of land. Wilfred has been actively documenting his hometown’s deterioration and there are more photo series in his portfolio concerning this theme. From his projects alone I can feel that his beloved hometown is very close to his heart.
Find more of his projects on wilfredweegee.com