Not A Photograph - Empathy evoking portraits created by custom AI data model
What is artificial and what is real? How much empathy can an image generated by a machine evoke?
The project “Not A Photograph” invites you to find answers to these questions.
The fish seller from the weekly market, the student next door, the pensioner from the park and many more – the portraits are as diverse as society itself, showing people of different origins, ages and professional groups. They capture the essence of the characters and tell unspoken personal stories.
None of the portraits are photographs of a real person. The artist Arup J. Paul created these images using the latest generative AI technology and a data model created specifically for this purpose. Through empathy-evoking portraits, he would like to draw attention to the possibilities of generative AI and initiate a dialogue about the social effects of generative AI, especially in the visual field.