Current Features

Currently Featured  Xposure promotes education in imaging and photography workshops. Our Workshop programs are subsidised by Sharjah Government Media Bureau and represent excellent value for beginner, intermediate and those with more advanced skills too. Take the opportunity to join us November 22-25, 2017 and benefit for our educational programs Aerial / Drone Photography Lighting Workshop Combo Fast-Track Creative Lighting Unique Underwater Macro Photography Indoors A safe environment to practice underwater photography skills without the need for scuba training. All equipment is provided for this two-part course led by H.E. Ali bin Thalith. Portfolio Reviews We are pleased to welcome a...

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2017 Outdoor Exhibitions

2017 Outdoor Exhibitions SeaLegacy Foundation Located at City Walk, Dubai, UAE What lies below the thin blue line at the surface of the ocean? This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation, and the story that inspires people to act. Associated Press 2017 Year In Review Located at City Walk, Dubai, UAE A selection of 36 images from the highlights of breaking news of 2017 Associated Press provides unparalleled newsgathering that helps inform the world World Press Photo Winners 2017 Located at Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah, UAE World Press Photo Foundation...

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Professional Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review An opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by one of 3 Industry experts  Are you seeking advice or guidance/information, or are you looking to sell prints? Are you seeking representation in a gallery? Do you wish to place an exhibition of a completed body of work with a museum or institution? Are you hoping to secure a publishing contract? If any of the above goals are what you have in mind, then our 2017 portfolio reviews are for you Keep your presentation short and simple! Be mindful of the 30-minute limit with each Reviewer; you will want...

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Xposure Photo Fair

Xposure Photo Fair The Xposure Photo Fair forms part of the 2017 Festival and will open to collectors, curators and the public from November 22-25 and will offer fine art, contemporary, documentary and evocative photography by emerging and internationally recognised artists, many never seen before in the Middle East and some never seen before. For the first time, Xposure will present specially curated exhibitions of the private Platinum collection from Sir Don McCullin. and Polar Obsessions from Paul Nicklen. Both these collections along with more than a dozen others will be on view in Sharjah, during the International Photography Festival,...

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Your Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review At Xposure 2017, for one day only, there will be a good opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by one of 3 Industry experts  What you need to do… Consider in advance what results you are seeking from your portfolio review. Are you seeking advice or guidance/information, or are you looking to sell prints? Are you seeking representation by a gallery? Do you wish to place an exhibition of a completed body of work with a museum or institution? Are you hoping to secure a publishing contract? Be clear about what you want, research the professional biographies...

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Lars Boering

Lars Boering Lars Boering was born 1969 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. From 1998 he was the curator and later managing director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation, buying photography for their large collection. In 2008 Boering became an independent advisor and entrepreneur in photography and founded Lux Photo Gallery. He has advised photographers about funding and business opportunities and has worked with several partners in the publishing and advertising industries. In 2010 Boering co-founded the ‘Photography masterclass Amsterdam for advanced storytelling’ where he still teaches. He has taught at masterclasses and...

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Xposure Photography Contest Winners

The final results from the 2017 photography contests have been published. With 10k entries, the 12 Judges had quite a task to qualify and deliver a result. The standard of entries from participants across 94 countries, exceeded expectations.  “Taking an image, and freezing a moment reveals how rich reality truly is.”. With the amount of outstanding work entered this year, we can only offer words of encouragement to those that did not reach the finals and, that by spending more time taking pictures and understanding what, when and why will serve you better than reading about the latest gear....

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Xposure Festival Announcement

The forthcoming International Photography Festival (XPOSURE 2017) is a vital initiative that supports Sharjah’s cultural development in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. That was the message delivered by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, on Monday 9th October 2017. The statement was made during a press conference held by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Sheraton Sharjah to reveal the details of the second edition of XPOSURE 2017, which will take place from November 22-25 at Expo...

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Waheed Akhtar

Waheed Akhtar Waheed Akhtar, a Pakistani digital designer and fine art photographer living and working in the UAE from last 15 years. His passion for photography led him to attract a very wide audience around the world in a very short time. He organizes workshops locally and provides training on post-processing. Akhtar is a multiple international award-winning photographer. He took teaching photography to himself very seriously and not letting the hunger of learning die. He started his passion for photography a few years back and ready to spend rest of his life learning, teaching and expanding his knowledge. Photography...

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Jodi Cobb

Jodi Cobb Jodi Cobb specializes in large-scale, global stories exploring such topics as 21st-century slavery as well as more intimate stories set inside closed and secret worlds. A former staff photographer for National Geographic, she has worked in more than 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia. Cobb was one of the first photographers to cross China when it reopened to the West, travelling 7,000 miles (11,000 kilometres) in two months for the book Journey Into China. She was the first photographer to enter the hidden lives of women in Saudi Arabia, welcomed into the palaces of...

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