‘A moment of pause’

GAC keynoter Platon simplifies a complicated world through photography.

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Whether he’s shooting portraits of world leaders or everyday people, Platon starts from a place of authenticity.

“When I’m photographing a person, it makes sense to take them out of their environment so I can focus on their humanity,” says the world-renowned, award-winning photographer and founder of The People’s Portfolio.

He will address the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Feb. 23-27, in Washington, D.C.

Platon’s distinctive portraits have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, TIME, and other top publications. His portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, for TIME’s 2007 “Person of the Year” cover, won first prize at the World Press Photo Contest.


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