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Josh Hafel and the Make It crew head to New York City to hang out with ”Afrofuturistic" Fashion Photographer, Malike Sidibe, and follow him under the Brooklyn Bridge for the shows’ first ever night shoot. How did West African-born Sidibe start off shooting pics of his friends for social media, and end up doing it for a living? You’re about to get all the details from 2017’s XXX Eddie Adams & Nikon Grand Prize Winner, Malike Sadibe, next on Make It.
Photos by @malikesidibe “Being from Africa and moving to New York City, I feel like there’s so much inspiration everywhere. I spend half my time walking down the street just looking around,” says 20-year-old photography student Malike Sidibe (@malikesidibe). “When I’m creating, I try to go out of my comfort zone. Do something I’ve never done just to see where it takes me.” At 13, Malike moved from a strict household in Guinea to the US, without speaking a word of English. “When I first moved, I never knew that I was interested in becoming a photographer, but it was something I’ve always appreciated,” says Malike. “My dad wants me to be a cab driver, but I’ve decided to follow my dream of becoming a fashion photographer instead. I feel like my whole goal is to show my little brothers: don’t be afraid to try anything you want. You have the freedom to do so.” #WhereIComeFrom Watch our story to see more of Malike’s portrait photography.
Malike Sidibe Live | Photo Brigade Podcast
Join Robert Caplin and Malike Sidibe, a 20-year-old photographer living in New York City. Malike was born in Ivory Coast and grew up in Guinea and moved to NYC in 2010 to pursue his education at The New School University - Parsons. He recently won the top award given to students at the Eddie Adams Workshop. They’ll talk about his life, education, aspirations, and more! MalikeSidibe.com
Eddie Adams Workshop Class of XXX - Nikon Grand Prize Winner
@eddieadamsworkshop: And DRUM ROLL PLEASE... the biggest award of the evening is THE NIKON AWARD. One lucky and talented student, @malikesidibe, gets to go home with a whole new bag of gear, including a Nikon D850, 24-70, 70-20, 20 1.8, 105 1.4, and an SB-5000 flash. We are so thankful to have @nikonusa as a sponsor. We appreciate their support for the last 30 years. #nikon #nikonlove #nikonusa
And a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Malike!!! (Photos by @al_drago and @eve_edelheit)