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The AI Revolution: An Interview With Boris Eldagsen On Winning (and Refusing) The Sony World Photography Award

The AI Revolution: An Interview with Boris Eldagsen on Winning (and Refusing) the Sony World Photography Award

"I see the downsides of AI, I see the problems for democracies [...] but at the same time, as an artist taking this as a reality, it is something I just love doing."—Boris Eldagsen, in our interview on his winning (and refusing) a prize for his AI-generated art at the SWPA.

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The AI Revolution: An Interview With Boris Eldagsen On Winning (and Refusing) The Sony World Photography Award

The AI Revolution: An Interview with Boris Eldagsen on Winning (and Refusing) the Sony World Photography Award

"I see the downsides of AI, I see the problems for democracies [...] but at the same time, as an artist taking this as a reality, it is something I just love doing."—Boris Eldagsen, in our interview on his winning (and refusing) a prize for his AI-generated art at the SWPA.

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"But then I looked back, into the abyss of self-doubt. I erupted with fear, self-loathing, dark thoughts about how bad my work was, how pointless, unoriginal, ridiculous. 'You don’t know how to draw,' I told myself. 'You never went to school. Your work has nothing to do with anything. You’re not a real artist. Your art is irrelevant. You don’t know art history. You can’t paint. You aren’t a good schmoozer. You’re too poor. You don’t have enough time to make your work. No one cares about you. You’re a fake. You only draw and work small because you’re too afraid to paint and work big.' Every artist does battle, every day, with doubts like these. I lost the battle. It doomed me. But also made me the critic I am today."

- Jerry Saltz, from My Life As a Failed Artist
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