Malikes work is a reflection of his passion, his inspiration is drawn by the people and the places he has lived.
Although his name spells almost exactly the same as the Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, 22 year-old Malike Sidibe offers surrealistic dreamlike takes on image-making.
At his core, Malike is an artist. He was born in Man, Cote d'Ivoire 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 designer, Malike went on to take fashion classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where he discovered that he enjoyed taking pictures more than making clothes. In 2013, Malike joined a non-profit after school program called NYC Salt, where he discovered photography is his true Passion.
Specializing in fashion and portrait photography as well as creative direction and set design, Malike is dedicated to creating timeless images. His Clients Includes: The Met Museum, The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, Nike, Footlocker, Runner's World Magazine, Nikon, Instagram and more..