Through portrait photography we humanize statistics, promoting compassion and advocating responsible citizenship among members of the global community. 


Who We Are

The People’s Portfolio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses multi-media storytelling, by artist Platon, to document humanitarian efforts around the globe and to humanize important statistics. We share our portfolios with a global audience to provide viewers with a powerful personal connection to matters of pressing concern.

Our portfolios highlight both individuals and the larger causes they represent, and are designed as tools to encourage the general public, and those who hold power, to take action.

Our Mission

The goal of The People’s Portfolio is to give emerging human rights defenders an enhanced platform of leadership. Collaborating with NGO partners and advocacy organizations, we select important social and civil issues that urgently need awareness. We then create compelling visual advocacy that:

  • enhances the capacity of NGOs to reach mainstream audiences with dynamic, non-partisan storytelling
  • frames human rights defenders as inspirational global leaders
  • propels important issue advocacy into mainstream media at key moments.

Our Partnerships

Partnership is an essential component of our strategy. To date, we've produced portfolios in collaboration with Human Rights Watch, The New Yorker, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, TIME, Physicians for Human Rights, Panzi Hospital, Netflix, ExxonMobil and The UN Foundation.


The People’s Portfolio developed directly out of Platon’s humanitarian work and formally attained 501(c)(3) status in 2013.