Platon Antoniou, son of an English mother and a Greek father, was born in London in 1968. He grew up in Greece and studied graphic design, photography and arts in London. His portrait of Vladimir Putin was published on the cover of Time Magazine in 2007. He was awarded the World Press Photo Award, in the most prestigious international photo competition.
Commissioned by the New Yorker, Platon made a unique series of political portraits during the 2009 UN-general assembly in New York. In only five days he photographed more than hundred heads of government in a makeshift studio at the UN-building on the East River.