Spencer Platt joined Getty Images in 2001. Currently he covers stories in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, and Latin America. His work has appeared in such publications as Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, among others. Platt has won numerous awards for his work throughout the world including Pictures of the Year (POY) and the NPPA Year in Pictures. In 2006, Platt received the coveted World Press Photo of the Year award for an image in taken in Beirut. Platt grew up in Westport, Connecticut and attended Clark University. Platt lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Platt has frequently teamed up with Doctors without Borders (MSF) to focus on neglected humanitarian situations throughout the world. With MSF he has covered the plight of displaced Congolese, the Kurds in Turkey, the war ravaged villages of Central African Republic, and most recently in Lebanon Syrians displaced in by country’s ongoing civil war.
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