Platon (photographer)

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Born Platon Antoniou
1968 (age 46–47)

Platon (born Platon Antoniou; Greek: Πλάτων Αντωνίου; born 1968, London) is a 21st-century photographer who has taken portraits of many presidents and well known world figures. His photo of Vladimir Putin was on the cover of Time Magazine in 2007.

Born in London in 1968, he was raised in Greece by his English mother and Greek father. He attended Saint Martin's School of Art,[1] and the Royal College of Art, where one of his professors and mentors was John Hinde (photographer).[citation needed]

His book Platon's Republic was published in 2004.[2]

In 2009 he was on the staff of the New Yorker.[3]


  1. ^ Aileen Torres (4 April 2006). "Catching up with Soho photographer Platon". The Villager 75. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Platon (2004). Platon's Republic. London; New York: Phaidon Press. ISBN 0-7148-4408-X
  3. ^ [s.n.] (7 December 2009). "Portraits of Power". The New Yorker. Retrieved 23 September 2010.