At his core, Malike is an artist. He was born in Man, Cote d'Ivoire and moved to Guinea when he was 3 years old. Fell in love with photography at age of 12 when his father gave him his first camera. He moved to NYC from Guinea in the summer of 2010 at the age of 13. Starting out as a menswear design major, he attended fashion classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where he discovered that he enjoyed taking pictures of the clothing more than designing the clothes. In 2013, Malike joined a nonprofit after-school program called NYC Salt, where he discovered photography is his true passion and path. Malike's work is a reflection of his creative nature, his inspiration is drawn by the people he meets and the places he has lived. He is a high-energy creative photographer producing innovative portraits and images full of spirit and color. Malike is dedicated to creating timeless images.
Clients Include: The Met Museum, The New York Times Mag, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Nike, ESPN / The Undefeated, Footlocker, Nikon, Instagram, LTF Entertainment.
Dimension, Featured – June 13, 2019, NYC SALT Annual Show, The Bathhouse studios, New York, NY
Photoville, LA, Featured - – April - May 2019, LA TIMES Photo Cubes, The Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles, LA
Its Personal, Featured – June 07, 2018 - NYC SALT Annual Show , The Bathhouse studios, New York, NY
Heckscher Foundation Art Competition, Winner – December 2017 - Heckscher Foundation, New York, NY
NYC Salt, Featured – June 11, 2017, SEE SALT Annual Show, The Art Directors Club, New York, NY
Photoville, Featured – September 2016, NYC SALT Container, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY
NYC Salt, Featured - May 24, 2016, End of the year photo-show, The Art Directors Club, New York, NY
Photoville, Featured – September 2015, NYC SALT Container, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY
NYC Salt, Featured – June 11, 2015 See Salt Annual Show, The Art Directors Club, New York, NY
SCHOLASTIC GOLD KEY AWARD SHOW, winner – May 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Winners Exhibition. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
SCHOLASTIC SILVER KEY AWARD SHOW, Winner - May 2015, Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Winners Exhibition. Tishman Auditorium, The New School, New York, NY
Grand Prize, The Nikon Award, EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP - 2017 Heckscher Foundation Art Competition Winner - 2017
Scholastic Gold key Award - 2015
Scholastic Silver key Award - 2015