We had the good fortune of connecting with Malik King and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Malik, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I know whether to keep going of give up when I’m out in the streets taking photos by the frames and images I make. If I don’t get that image that makes the viewer say ‘WOW’ I stay out there until I get it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m most proud of and excited about working with my sister Amy Povah at The CAN-DO Foundation getting men and women out of Federal Prison and reuniting them with their families after long prison sentences for non-violent drug offences. The best part is meeting men/women at the Greyhound bus stations around the country and giving them a hug and welcoming them home, showing them the internet and laptops and all of the new technology for the very first time and taking them to eat whatever they want that they haven’t had in decades. I’ve learned that hard work has it’s benefits.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Downtown Roswell that has a lot of nice eateries and drinking spots. I’m more of a home of home body so, I’m not to in tune with a lot of things going on around me. My circle of exciting people is very, very small.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes, I’d like to give a special shout out to all of the great street photographers in the City of Atlanta that I got to meet and shoot with over the summer and during COVID; you know who you are. @Odd_Shutter, @Exuberant_Mind, @Rehinc.Photo, @Bunige, @Photographybyarrik, @Hackshots, @Jennamos9, @Jinsanity11, @J.Kapturesphotography, @Kencinema, @Kelsoshotfirst & @Freshouttafocus. Lastly, I’d like to give a BIG shout to my sister Amy Povah out in California at www.candoclemency.com that I work with in getting men and women out of Federal Prison for mostly low-level, non-violent drug offenses with draconian sentences. Go check the website and see for yourself.

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Image Credits
Photo Credit – @LeekStreetPhotos

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