Platon (photographer)

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Platon Antoniou

(1968-04-20) 20 April 1968 (age 50)
London, England
Known forPhotography

Platon (born Platon Antoniou; born 20 April 1968) is a British 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]

Platon was profiled in the first season of the Netflix docu-series Abstract: The Art of Design.[4]


  1. ^ Aileen Torres (4 April 2006). "Catching up with Soho photographer Platon". The Villager. 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.
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