“A good portrait is like a great song”

Platon, a well known photographer

1968 - Born in London
1992 - Graduates, St. Martin's school of art, London
1992 - Receives British Vogue's best up-and-coming photographer award
1994 - Receives MA in photography and fine art, Royal College of Art
1998 - Leaves London for New York
2004 - Debuts with his monograph, Platon's Republic
2004 - Solo portrait exhibitions, Milk gallery, New York
2004 - Holds first show of documentary work from around the world, Leica gallery, New York
2007 - Photographs Vladimir Putin for Time magazine's person of the year cover
2008 - Wins first prize at 2008 world press photo contest

Known for his bold and unmistakable portrait style, photographer Platon has been commissioned by some of the world’s most influential magazines to photograph some of the most prominent people of our time. His latest famous picture is that of the Time magazine’s man of 2007, Vladimir Putin.