bringing the worlds best photographers to you 


9-15 FEBRUARY 2022

Daily Opening Hours

10:00 - 22:00

Except for Friday

14:00 - 22:00

Featured Workshops

Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops
Xposure Workshops

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Sir Don McCullin Interview

An interview with Sir Don McCullin during Xposure 2018 talking about his career of capturing conflicts across the world and his thoughts on the current state of global media.

The Landscape of War

Sir Don McCullin and Muhammed Muheisen in conversation about their lives and careers as photojournalists, covering war and displaced people.

Joe McNally – The Generalist

In a wide-ranging career, Joe McNally has at various times been a newspaper photographer, a wire service shooter, a general assignment magazine photographer, and a commercial/corporate/advertising photographer.

Can You Imagine A World Without Photography

H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi talks with Sally Mousa on #LifeBeats about the values of photography and the multi-genre content that is an integral part of Xposure.

Day to Night™ by Stephen Wilkes

Day to Night™ by Stephen Wilkes has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning as well as dozens of other prominent media outlets and, with a grant from the National Geographic Society, was extended to include America’s National Parks in celebration of their centennial anniversary and Bird Migration for 2018

The Last Goodbye

Sudan was the last living male Northern White Rhino left on this planet is comforted moments before he passed away by Joseph Wachira March 19, 2018, in northern Kenya. Sudan was brought to Kenya from the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic in 2009.


John Moore tells his story and the stories behind some of his most powerful images at the Xposure International Photography Festival.

I Am Light

Gabriel Wickbold busca inspiración en el ser humano contemporáneo y en cuestiones cotidianas como la sostenibilidad, el envejecimiento, la relación de dependencia con la tecnología, la sexualidad, el empoderamiento femenino y otros.

Searching for stories in conflict zones

With a series of gut-wrenching images and videos depicting the brutality of war, Afshin Ismaeli, a photojournalist and war photographer from Norway, narrated his experiences of searching for stories in conflict zones across the Middle East

Xposure is a leading photo festival and an 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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Photography Show

Photography Show

Xposure is the most significant photography and imaging show in the MENA region, attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, students and educators.

Photography Exhibitions UAE

Photography Exhibitions

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

Photography Workshops UAE

Photography Workshops

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

Xposure Seminars

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.

Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review

During the Xposure festival, there will be an opportunity for you to receive a review of your work, an expert opinion, and guidance from industry experts.

Xposure Awards

Photography Awards

Xposure offers opportunities to participate in FREE to enter competitions and scholarship award programs. With prize money & equipment pool values exceeding $36,000 the contest attracts entries from over 120 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.