GS02 Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Learning
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 28
The New Yorker
Platon is an award-winning photographer at The New Yorker. He has shot portraits for a range of international publications, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and over 20 covers for Time magazine; his 2007 photograph of Vladimir Putin for Time’s Person of the Year cover won first prize at the World Press Photo Contest. In 2011, Platon received a Peabody Award for collaboration on “Russia’s Civil Society” with The New Yorker and Human Rights Watch. He has published four books of his work: Platon’s Republic, Power, China: Through the Looking Glass, and Service. In 2013, he founded a nonprofit, The People’s Portfolio, to support human rights around the world. Platon currently serves as creative director at large for the Center for Civil and Human Rights; as a board member for arts and culture at the World Economic Forum; and as a steward for the Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Initiative.