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About the Author

Platon is staff photographer for the New Yorker, and recipient of the prestigious World Press Photo Award and National Magazine Photo Portfolio Award. He lives in New York.

David Remnick is editor of the New Yorker. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of several books. He lives in New York.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452100586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452100586
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Platon is an absolute favorite of mine and I was thrilled to get this book.
The images are from an assignment he did for The New Yorker, so I had seen many of the portraits before...but never like this. Each photograph is as stark and rare as the one before it. The portraits are so raw and precise that it's hard not to stare and wonder how that "session" came to be. What other photographer has assembled Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, and Muammar Qaddafi in one series of photographs? There is a true human presence in these images that should cause you great pause.
Truly incredible work from a brilliant photographer.
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This book is a great collection of strangely intimate pictures. They feel so close, I sometimes felt almost a little embarassed to get such a close view of the person.
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Nice contemporary images. Especially if you love to see every pore and a look of slight "subject" discomfort based on the obvious photographic intrusion required for the "look"...

Just like the New Yorker originals.

I've nothing to add.
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