Nadia, caged like an animal and what she said to the Judge. We have forgotten Pussy Riot; as Platon says in this interview these words will in time be quoted as exemplary. The war of invasion by Russian Federation of Ukraine is an attrocity but innocents who stand up to the regime in Russia too are sent to prison … to Siberia. He also worked with President Putin; and Stephen Hawking “Wow”

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July 18, 2022 TODAY’S TED TALK Stories of photographing monumental people — from Michelle Obama to Stephen Hawking 19 minutes · TED2022

With his art, photographer Platon seeks to strip away assumptions and leave viewers with a window into his subject’s character, filling our eyes with wonder and curiosity. Sharing extraordinary stories of what it’s like to photograph some of the world’s most prominent figures — from Michelle Obama and Pussy Riot to Vladimir Putin and Muhammad Ali — Platon captures the disarming power of empathy and human connection.

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