About Us

We are passionate about photography and, we are dedicated to supporting the visual language in all its splendid genres. Photography is not about our tools or capabilities, it’s about our eye, and this is life. Evolution, variety, effort, joy, memories, pain, and hope all subjects of the single international language and behind every picture there is a story. We are keen to recognise and promote regional and international emerging photographers and film-makers, and we offer free to enter competitions; providing a platform for photographers and film-makers to show their work and open the door to new opportunities.

Our Vision

To establish Sharjah, already regarded as the cultural heart of the United Arab Emirates, as a global platform for the visual language of photography by gathering photographers of varying skill sets, from around the world, to engage, share knowledge and exhibit their work in a custom designed and dedicated indoor area along with several outdoorregional  locations.

Our Mision

To be a world-class leading International Photography Festival, implementing high standards of production and captivating content with an emphasising on education. Hosting dozens of photography exhibitions from world-class acclaimed professionals and, simultaneously supporting emerging talents, while hosting the largest photography trade show in MENA.

Saleh Ghorbel

Saleh performs the role of Project Director and event designer.

His years of experience in event management enables him to ensure all the project elements are delivered on time and budget.

By coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects Saleh uses appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs.


Tel: +971 50 221 9390

Alya Al Suwaidi

As Marketing Director Alya is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for Xposure International Photography Festival.

Alya develops and implements the partner programs policy. Together with marketing plans, and the selection of advertising media Alya has an impressive role in all aspects relating to advertising & promotion.


Tel: +971 6 512 3411

Simon Newton

In the capacity of Creative Director Simon develops Creative Content for International Photography Festivals,

Simon is responsible for curating guest photographers, exhibitions and designing a balanced scope of workshop programs, seminars, panel discussions and live stage events. Combining content into a program of activities, bringing World Class and useful educational mix to International audiences.


Tel: +44 790 979 1036

Partnership Opportunities

Several partnership opportunities exist for XPOSURE
Strategic Partners – Media Partners – Transport Partners.

call +971 6 512 3411 for more information

Sharjah Government Media Bureau

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 Government Media Bureau is the official conduit responsible for all media and communication activities related to Sharjah’s governing bodies and the emirate as a whole. Sharjah Government Media Bureau on behalf of the emirate is the speaker, and the listener on the local, regional and International media landscapes.

As an independent body, Sharjah Government Media Bureau 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.