Malik Bartholomew serves his community as a cultural curator, a local historian, photographer, researcher, radio co host, and tour guide. As a native son of New Orleans, Malik's work is centered around the history of New Orleans and its African Diasporic culture. He is a proud graduate of Dillard University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Post graduation he has since spent countless hours in many of the city's archives exploring, reseraching and learning more about the unique traditions and history of the city of New Orleans.
Currently, Malik is involved in numerous projects documenting the city of New Orleans through the medium of photography. He has also established his own tour company Know NOLA Tours and serves as the lead docent and resident historian at Studio BE, the solo exhibition of visual artist Brandan "Bmike" Odums, he is also the official photographer & board member for PASS IT ON Spoken Word and Art collective and serves as the Evening Access Services Manager at the Will W. Alexander Library located at Dillard University. Malik has an undying passion for all things “New Orleans” and remains committed to exploring, researching, learning and most importantly sharing the unique history, rich culture and distinctive qualities of the city of New Orleans.
Malik is excited about learning, working, preserving and sharing the true history of Congo Square and its impact on the history, heritage, and culture of New Orleans.