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



Xposure is the perfect platform for photography enthusiasts of all levels of experience. With photography talks, portfolio reviews, competitions, workshops, focus groups, and more, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, network with other professionals and enthusiasts, and get inspired.
World-renowned photographers and industry experts attend Xposure to network and share their experiences with the public over the seven-day annual festival.
The Xposure photographic trade show is the perfect place to get inspired by products. This is your chance to see the latest equipment and discover what’s hot in photography. Whether you’re looking for a new camera, software, or some advice from the pros, Xposure has you covered.
Register now and join us at the most significant photography event of the year!


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


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.


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.


One great way to learn photography skills is to participate in a workshop. Workshops can be found at Xposure from beginner classes that teach you the basics of photography to more advanced workshops that cover specific topics or genres. Most beginner workshops are subsidised.


If you love photography, then you won’t want to miss Xposure. This trade show is attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, students and educators. You’ll have the chance to see the latest products and services and learn about the latest trends in photography and imaging. And if you’re thinking of buying a new camera, this is the perfect place to do your research and get expert advice.

Xposure Trade Show


Are you a photographer? Do you have a portfolio?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, you might be interested in the Xposure Portfolio Reviews. During the festival, there will be an opportunity for you to receive a review of your work, an expert opinion, and guidance from industry experts. This is an excellent opportunity to get constructive feedback on your work.


A focus group is a planned discussion led by a mentor to gather opinions on a defined photographic or filmmaking topic. Focus groups encourage open-minded discussions and enable opportunities for questions and answers. They can be used to generate new ideas, to get feedback on your work, or even to just learn more about a certain topic.



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.


Xposure International Photography & Film Festival is showcasing a diverse selection of award-winning films from around the world in the state-of-the-art auditorium, providing an immersive cinematic experience. The festival also provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their works and interact with audiences, as well as a chance for attendees to expand their knowledge and network

Stage X


Stage X is a new feature where attendees can watch live product presentations and short film screenings for free, with a curated schedule for each of the seven festival days. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to stay updated on the latest trends and innovations in the photography & film industries.


Gallery X is a fine art photography gallery located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The gallery was established in 2015 and is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art of photography.
The gallery hosts solo exhibitions from many of the world’s most significant names in photography. Each exhibition is on display for a minimum of 30 days.
Come along and enjoy a coffee in the reading room before or after your exhibition visit.



Xposure is a renowned annual photography festival that takes place in Sharjah, UAE. At this event, esteemed photographers display their work and share their stories with the audience in the large auditorium. This year’s edition of Xposure will feature 35 separate talks and discussion panels for photographers at all levels to learn about different aspects of the art form. With such a great lineup of speakers, this festival provides an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiasts from around the world to explore and gain knowledge from each other.

Xposure is a great opportunity for photographers of all levels to learn from the experts and network with other photographers. If you’re interested in photography, this is an event you don’t want to miss!