Platon – Award-Winning Photographer & Master Storyteller


As a captivating communicator and storyteller, closing keynote speaker Platon speaks images with words. And he knows that business starts with understanding the unique story each one of us has to tell. He will share intimate and powerful portraits of humanity and leadership gleaned over a career of photographing and engaging the world’s most interesting people.

After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to New York City to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, George.

Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ  and The Sunday Times magazine, Platon developed a special relationship with TIME  magazine, producing over 20 covers for them. In 2007, he photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover. This image was awarded 1st prize at the World Press Photo Contest. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both domestically and abroad.

In 2009, Platon teamed up with Human Rights Watch to help them celebrate those who fight for equality and justice in countries suppressed by political forces.

He has been invited to be a keynote speaker on leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chanel, Nike, Yale University, Oxford University, Wharton University, the National Portrait Gallery in London and International Center of Photography in New York. He has also appeared on a range of television media including Charlie Rose (PBS), Morning Joe  (MSNBC), Fareed Zakaria’s GPS  (CNN) and the BBC World News.

In 2013, Platon founded a nonprofit foundation named The People’s Portfolio. The foundation aspires to create a visual language that breaks barriers, expands dignity, fights discrimination, and enlists the public to support human rights around the world. He is an accomplished author and serves as the Creative Director at Large for the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.

And now, he will bring that catalytic, creative and visionary thinking to the Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo.


  • Who: Platon
  • What: Closing Session Keynote – Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership
  • When: Thursday, Aug. 9, 4 – 5:00 p.m.
  • How do I get a ticket?: FREE with full convention registration.
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