Xposure Photography Festival

International Photography Festival

bringing the world’s best photographers to you
9-15 February 2023

Xposure Photography

About Us

Xposure is a leading international photo festival and educational platform that combines a range of photography events, including; Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops, Portfolio Reviews, Film Screenings, Focus Groups, Competitions, and photographic equipment Trade Show.

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 and the opportunity to see the latest photographic products.

Xposure Photography



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

Xposure Photography Awards

Photography & Film 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.

Xposure Photography Awards


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 workshops


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

Xposure workshops

Trade Show

Xposure hosts a photography and imaging show attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, students and educators.

Xposure Portfolio Review

Portfolio Reviews

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 Portfolio Review

Focus Groups

A focus group is a planned discussion led by a mentor and is designed to gather opinions on a defined photographic or filmmaking topic. Focus groups encourage open-minded discussions and enable opportunities for questions and answers.



This Award has been established to recognize and reward independent & freelance photojournalists who endeavour to gather images for the purpose of supporting news stories and bringing awareness to issues of impact from around the world.



Located on the Al Majaz Amphitheatre Island, GalleryX hosts solo exhibitions from many of the world’s greatest names in photography. Each exhibition is on display for 30 days.


Prominent Speakers

Annually Xposure brings the greatest names in photography to exhibit and share their stories with the audience.