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Platon, Come To India!

September 20, 2012

 

One of the greatest photographers of people we have ever seen, Platon, has been returning home every few years to the Greek island where he grew up.  These photos, even viewed merely on websites and in video, are somehow conveying mythic modesty, and are very different from his normal work:

Platon is known for his portraits of powerful leaders such as Vladimir Putin and world-changing figures such as the Little Rock Nine. But it was a much more personal project that brought us into his studio earlier this summer, where he showed us a body of work he’d created over the past twenty years during trips to his childhood home in the Greek Islands…

Click the image below (and scroll down) for a brief video in his studio about this collection.  Also view a slide show of his Greek island portraiture.

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