Waka Photos, the first Pacific region photo agency

Genre : Communiqués
Contact details Waka Photos
Column : Photo
Published on : 01/03/2014
Source : personnal

Waka Photos is a premium photographic and media agency based in Vanuatu. They house the single largest collection of contemporary Pacific photos in the world, drawn from the archives of the best photographers in the Pacific region.

Floyd Takeuchi, Ben Bohane and Phillipe Metois decided to bring their work together under one roof and establish the first ever Pacific photo agency. They all live in the islands and have archives going back decades.

This unique collection goes beyond the usual galleries of tropical sunsets, to focus more on the reality of life in the Pacific islands; from serene daily life, to conflict and crisis, to kastom rituals and modern business. The site is updated regularly to highlight both news photos as big stories break, together with more considered features and photo essays to bring a deeper understanding of Pacific life. They have images of the key personalities, political leaders and the history of these island states.

Their content is aimed at the discerning photo editor and art director looking for something more than stock.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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