Platon is among the world's most acclaimed contemporary photographers. He has shot portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone
, the New York Times Magazine
, Vanity Fair
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. In 2008 he signed a multi-year contract with the New Yorker
. As the staff photographer, he has produced several large-scale photo essays, two of which won ASME Awards in 2009 and 2010. Platon's New Yorker portfolios have focused on themes including the U.S Military, portraits of world leaders, and the Civil Rights Movement.