In this powerful collection of images, Platon focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families: their physical and psychological wounds, their exraordinary valor, and the fierce emotions that surround those who serve. Introduction by Elisabeth Biondi, essays by Sebastian Junger and Platon.
Power, published by Chronicle in 2011, brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of today. In this one-of-a-kind collection, Platon turns his lens on over 100 current international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world's most powerful decision-makers. With an incisive text by New Yorker editor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, this comprehensive historical record of our time is an essential volume for anyone interested in world politics.
In 2004, Phaidon Press published PLATON’S REPUBLIC, a collection of over 120 portraits taken by Platon from the 1990s to 2003. Known for his bold and graphic signature portrait style, Platon has been commissioned by some of the world’s most influential magazines to photograph some of the most prominent people of our time.
Illustrated with new photographs by Platon, this is a lavish volume of special beauty, with a gold-stamped silk cover and Chinese-fold pages intermixed with translucent, printed vellum overlays. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forbearers in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, China: Through the Looking Glass reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese art, film, and aesthetics on international fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.
256 Chinese-fold pages and 40 vellum leaves, 231 full-color illustrations. 9 1/4'' x 11''. Flexibound.