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Inspiring Moments

What inspires you to take out your camera and capture a scene, subject or a moment in time? We have asked the same question to some professional photographers and report their feedback below.

Welcome to 2019

As we enter 2019,  we wish you all, healthy, happy and successful years to come. We recall the “Inspiring Moments” of Xposure 2018 and send a thank you to all the photographers who participated.

Inside the White House with Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence shares the story behind some of his most famous photographs, the unusual pressures of being a White House photographer, what makes for an extraordinary shot plus much more.

Xposure Printing & Framing

A look into the technology, products and techniques used by Xposure for Exhibition Production.

Xposure 2018 Competition Winners

An overview of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Contest winners

Don’t Miss Out


19 – 22 September 2019
Sharjah, UAE



Xposure is the leading photo festival in the MENA region and the official imagery and educational platform that combines a range of photography events including;  Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Screenings, Focus Groups, Competitions, Photo Walks, and hosts a dedicated photographic and video production trade show.


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Xposure Photography Show

Photography Show

Xposure is the largest photography and imaging show in the Middle East, attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators.

Xposure Exhibitions

Photography Exhibitions

Xposure hosts exhibitions from highly acclaimed International Photographers, professional institutes and galleries representing Photographers from around the world.

Xposure Workshops

Photography Workshops

An extensive and varied selection of educational photography workshops, scholarships and masterclass programs to suit beginners and professionals.

Xposure Auditorium

Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.

Xposure Side Stage

Live Demonstrations

Xposure offers trade exhibitors and manufacturers and professionals the opportunity to use a dedicated space for the purpose of product demonstrations and live events during the festival.

Xposure Competitions

International Competitions

Xposure offers opportunities to participate in FREE to enter competitions and scholarship programs.
In 2018, our International Photography Contest attracted over 13,000 entries in ten categories from 112 countries.

Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators.

Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure International Photography Festival, offers many exciting prospects to learn new skills and network with leading professionals along with the opportunity to see, handle and try the latest photographic products.