New Faces and Voices of Pre-Fall: Malick Bodian

Bodian speaks on his role as photographer/model and educator for BLM.


Malick Bodian





Malick wears GCDS.

What’s something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I think that people would be surprised to know that I do photography as well as model.

What is your stance on the current state of affairs in the US regarding the BLM movement, protests and police brutality?

I feel like, without this movement, there wouldn’t be any justice for George Floyd. Now that we have everyone’s attention, we all need to speak up, stop pretending, act against the people who don’t consider us equal and make it that in the future we all get treated as we really deserve.

Are you taking part in the movement? If so, how?

We all have different roles in this revolution. For me, it’s about educating others in a way that provides a perspective that leads to understanding.

How did the onset of this year’s public health crisis change your outlook on life and/or work?

This crisis has both a positive and negative impact on our lives I think. In mine, I have learned so much about myself and especially about what I really want to do in my life.

What have you learned in solitude?

I realized that I was more solitary than I thought. I’m actually working on a photo book named “Heureuse Solitude.” The first thing I did after Quarantine [in Senegal] was go and develop some pictures I took during quarantine and visit my mom and spend a lot of time with her.

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