International Photography Festival

the premier photography festival in the middle-east

Fantasia

“Fantasia” by Clive Arrowsmith, was shot and produced in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, especially for Xposure.

2018 International Photography & Film Contests Open

The 2018 season of the Xposure International Photography Competitions open with more options and opportunities including short film and video.

TAPSA 2018 Opens

The Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship opens for entries on 11 May 2018. Now in its third year, TAPSA is recognised in the field of documentary and visual storytelling and attracts entries from all over the globe.

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, the first American female war photojournalist.

2018 Zeiss Photography Award Winner

The Garden of Delight series was awarded the Magnum photography Award in 2017, and more recently the Zeiss Photography Award in 2018 and shortlisted for the Nannen Preis.

New York Glow

Xavier Portela never set out to become renowned for a certain style of photography, but his Glow Project of super bright images of neon lights in pink and blue hues have become very popular.

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21-24 November 2018

Expo Centre – Sharjah – UAE

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

GET NOTIFICATIONS

We only send email communications to update you on festival events and news highlights.

REGISTER FOR COMPETITIONS

To enter our International competitions you will need to register at our awards competition platform.

Something New

In 2018 we will increase the festival floor area and incorporate some new features, more specialist exhibitions along with the continuation of the initiative to support new and emerging artists.

Gallery X

A new Full-Time dedicated space to exhibit photography works year round. We represent International Artists as well as promoting regional talents on a non-exclusive basis.

Competitions

Xposure offers opportunities to participate in FREE to enter competitions and scholarship programs. In 2017 our International Photography Contest attracted over 10,000 entries from 94 countries.

Photography Show

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

Exhibitions

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

Workshops & Masterclass

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

FEATURED WORKSHOPS

FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS

44 Days

David Burnett

Save the Salt

Keith Berr

Human Planet

Timothy Allen

The Hidden Costs

Henry J Fair

Convergence

Beno Saradzic

Crux

William Barrington-Binns

Forest

Dr Yan Wang Preston

A Life in Image

Essdras M Suarez

Nimius

García de Marina

Macro World

Yousef Al-Habshi

See the Unseen

Douglas Dubler

Traveling Light

Philip Lee Harvey

Urban Jungle

Andy Yeung

YES, We Did

Lawrence Jackson

Isolation

Drew Altdoerffer

Cuba

Essdras M Suarez

In the Light of Darkness

Kate Brooks

Eye on Iraq

Maan Habib

Time to Look

David Newton

Signs of Light

Eric Paré

TPOTY

Various

World Press Photo Winners

World Press Photo

A Year in Review

Associated Press

Everyday Refugees

Muhammed Muheisen

Atlas of Humanity

Various

Atlas of Humanity

Various

Golden Eagles of Mongolia

Yousef Alzaabi

1000 Words

Cory Richards