Malika Garrett was born in Calcutta India,
attended Wesleyan College in Macon, GA where she earned her
BFA in Visual Arts.
"While traveling and visiting my home in
India, I have always looked to photograph people when they
are most unguarded. I wait for their essential souls to peek
out. That moment and experience remains on my lens and I bring
those moments and experiences back home to recreate them on
I continue to look for the right person or subject throughout
my travels. My paintings speak of a desire for human connection.
Most everyone I have photographed, I know I will never see
again. But we remain connected through my pictures, and I
wish to recreate them when I get home as these are faces I
will never forget. All these faces and moments represent my
chance meetings with these wonderful resilient people. I have
tired to recreate my connections to these people through my
paintings. My camera is my recorder."
Malika has collections of her work in India,
Singapore, USA, UK and China. She currently resides in Atlanta,
Georgia with her husband and two beautiful children.