Platon, Award-Winning Photographer, reveals power through his portrait of global leaders.
Platon is renowned for his iconic portraits of world leaders, activists, and celebrities, which have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Born in London of Greek and British parents, he graduated from the Royal College of Art and began his career with British Vogue. After relocating to New York, he worked for George magazine and soon became a frequent contributor to publications like Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Time, for whom he shot more than 20 covers. His portrait of Vladimir Putin for Time’s 2007 “Person of the Year” issue took first prize at the World Press Photo contest. In 2008 he was named staff photographer at The New Yorker, where his celebrated photo essays won National Magazine Awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he received the Peabody Award for his collaboration with Human Rights Watch. He is the author of two monographs, Platon’s Republic and Power.