Sony World Photography Awards Winner Boris Eldagsen to Speak About AI Images at CEPIC 2023 Congress

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It was announced today that the award-winning photographer Boris Eldagsen, who made headlines recently after winning the Sony World Photography Award with an AI-generated photo, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming CEPIC Congress 2023 this May in France. 

Mr. Eldagsen will integrate a workshop addressing AI imagery, its impact on the visual industry and culture, and how it should be treated and used. 

Boris Eldagsen’s Rejected Sony World Photography Prize for AI-Generated Photo

Boris Eldagsen is a globally-renowned German photographer whose distinctive work has been featured in high-profile publications such as the New York Times or Vogue Italia.

But more recently, he has been in the spotlight after winning the prestigious Sony World Photography Award 2023… and rejecting it after disclosing his winning image was, in fact, AI-generated. See his winning AI-made picture below:

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Per his declarations, by refusing the prize, he hopes to accelerate a debate on what should be considered photography, whether AI-generated visuals should be under the photography label or even admitted into photography contests. 

“Is AI Hijacking Art?” – CEPIC Congress 2023 AI Day

The CEPIC organization was pleased to announce today that Boris himself will be one of the featured speakers in the workshop entitled “Is AI Hijacking Art?” which will take place at 15:00hs during the Congress’ AI Day that takes place on May 11th, 2023, at The Palais de Congress in Antibes, France, in the center of the Sophia-Antipolis technologic park (where the whole CEPIC Congress 2023 is happening). 

In this workshop, Eldagsen and other experts in cultural heritage, tech research, and image copyright protection technologies will discuss how visual AI impacts the world and how we should treat synthetic media going forward. According to the accomplished photographer, AI images are their own genre and should not be merged into photography. 

This will surely be a very interesting debate and one not to be missed for anyone interested in AI generative technology and in knowing what the future of the photography industry might look like! 

CEPIC Congress 2023 – An Event for Everyone in the Visual Industry

The CEPIC Congress is an annual event that brings together artists, executives, experts, and people of all seniority levels who work and are interested in the photography and visual art business. 

Every year, the Congress hosts multiple talks, panels, and workshops covering the field's most relevant and pressing issues. It comes as no surprise that AI technology is the topic at the core of this year’s edition. And I will be one of the speakers on AI Day!

So I encourage you to join the 2023 CEPIC Congress and take on the opportunity to network and get valuable insight from the world’s top experts. 

See you there!

Amos Struck
Amos Struck

Amos Struck, a renowned expert with over two decades in the stock photography industry, is known for his profound expertise in both stock imagery and artificial intelligence (AI). He is the founder of and a driving force behind the innovative AI-driven platform, His pioneering work in visual AI is marked by co-founding Ximilar AI. Amos also established the Microstock Expo Conference, a key event in the stock photography sector. As a regular speaker at major industry conferences like DMLA and a prominent member of CEPIC, he consistently contributes to the industry's growth and evolution through a blend of technological innovation and market insight.

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