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Wantok Photography was established in May 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. “Wantok” is a Melanesian pidgin word derived from the English “one talk”. In the local culture, it refers to close friendship based on a common language. In a world that is increasingly inter-connected, we feel photography is the universal language, our wantok.
Pavlos Evangelidis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up partly in Brussels, Belgium, where he finished the Lycée Français Jean Monnet before graduating with Honours in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London, UK. He has been working in development aid and international cooperation at the European Commission first in Brussels, then Fiji and the South Pacific region, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu and Uganda. He married Zeenal in Fiji in 2014.
Pavlos became interested in photography slowly, first learning about underwater photography techniques and gradually working in nature, wildlife and travel photography. Pavlos & Zeenal established Wantok Photography to promote environmental conservation and help preserve the beauty of our natural capital from the challenges of climate change and human activity. This is a non-profit effort; any profits are directed to selected charities working for this cause.