TIME magazine’s new cover story looks at the life of Nobel Prize-winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi since Burma’s military regime released her from house arrest in November. TIME.com has a video interview with photographer Platon, who describes the lengths he and reporter Hannah Beech had to go to in order to meet with their subject inside Burma, where most foreign journalists have been banned. His tale involves disguises, a car chase, and a meeting with a woman who is revered as a heroine both inside her country and around the world.
Also on TIME.com you can see some of Platon’s color and black-and-white portraits of Suu Kyi.
Don McCullin, 81, the London-born war photographer who covered conflict in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and, most recently, Iraq, has been awarded a knighthood. McCullin was one of a handful British citizens who received the award as part of the New Year Honours list issued by the Queen of England. McCullin told the... More ›
For the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine, Platon made portraits of 44 immigrants, ranging in age from one month to 91 years old. His portraits of the subjects, photographed singly and in groups, fill nine pages in the annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Platon photographed the parade of... More ›
Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More ›