Association of Photographers comments on AI, after World Photo Awards controversy

Sony World Photography Awards 2023
Boris Eldagsen's AI generated submission to the Sony World Photo Awards (Image credit: © Boris Eldagsen / Sony World Photography Awards 2023)

At the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) on April 13, Boris Eldagsen refused to accept his first-place win on the basis that his image was AI-generated. 

Despite the photographer claiming that he had made an effort to inform the World Photography Organization that he had used AI in the creation of Pseudomnesia, in an attempt to open up a discussion around AI photography, he commented that, “AI images and photography should not compete with each other in an award like this.”

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.