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About Us


The Xposure International Photography Festival brings together Middle East’s largest gathering of photography professionals and photographic trade suppliers. An initiative powered by Sharjah Media Centre, Xposure is a 4-day international photography festival connecting professional photographers, exhibitors, educators, students and enthusiasts across the globe.

Xposure spans over 9000 sq.m. area showcasing world class exhibitions, trade shows, workshops, activities, exhibits, screenings, competitions, group discussions and more. With a strong International flavour and retailer presence, Xposure is slated to be a one-of-its-kind, premier photography show in the Middle East.

The term ‘Xposure’ is derived from the photography term exposure (The amount of light per unit area of a photographic film/image sensor). The word ‘exposure’ also suggests the act of experiencing something and gathering public attention.

Our Vision

To reimagine Sharjah as a global platform and bring together photographers across varying skill sets to engage, share knowledge and exhibit their work.

Our Mission

To be a premier photography festival in the Middle East, with the largest dedicated photography trade and imaging show in the region, solely managing more than a dozen World Class photography exhibitions.


Established under the direction, guidance and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Media Centre is the official conduit responsible for all media and communication activities related to Sharjah’s governing bodies and the emirate as a whole. Sharjah Media Centre on behalf of the emirate is the speaker, and the listener on the local, regional and International media landscapes. As an independent body, Sharjah Media Centre empowers government communication and encourages the communication of uniform messages. It adopts a mature and responsible strategy inspired by the wisdom of His Highness, the Ruler of Sharjah, which is consistent with the UAE’s federal media policy and regulations, and adherent to the emirate’s authentic culture.

Sharjah Media Centre


Saleh Ghorbel

Saleh Ghorbel

Logistics, Brand Licensing Space Planning Trade Show Project Management

Alya Al Suwaidi

Alya Al Suwaidi

Branding Trade Marks Marketing Advertsing & Sponsorship

Simon Newton

Simon Newton

Creative Content Seminars, Screenings Exhibitions Workshops

Initiative By

Sharjah Media

Official Partner