According to the BBC, German artist Boris Eldagsen's 'Pseudomnesia: The Electrician' won the creative open category at last week's Sony World Photography Award.
The black and white portrait depicts two women from different generations very realistically.
A representative of the World Photography Organization confirmed that during their discussion with the artist, he was informed that the photo was a "collaborative work" with an artificial intelligence. However, no one guessed the extent of the artificial intervention.
In a statement published on Boris Eldagsen's website, he refused the prize and admitted that he was an "insolent monkey". He also thanked the judges for choosing his image and making it a historic moment.
Boris noted that he used the photo to challenge the competition and create a discussion about the future of photography.