Even ChatGPT knows that "the greatest photographers of all time is subjective"

Martin Parr sits in front of photo exhibition
Martin Parr - does he make a list of the greatest photographers? (Image credit: Getty Images)

Here we go again. Another article on AI, only this time someone has asked ChatGPT – a language-based model chatbot by Open AI – to list the 20 greatest photographers of all time. Many big names in photography, such as Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz, have been included (no surprises there) but can we really trust the words of a robot?

The question in itself is subjective. The 20 greatest photographers of all time will vary from person to person but, since ChatGPT is trained on information readily available on the internet, those listed will be the most famous and talked about. 

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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.