Overlooked Underground

Overlooked Underground Canadian photographer Christopher Forsyth has spent the last year shooting the subterranean stations that make up metro systems in Europe and Canada Continuing his quest to capture the ‘overlooked’ beauty of the metro system, Montreal-based Chris Forsyth has recently completed the latest instalment of his award-winning metro series. Including Munich, Berlin and Stockholm, as well as smaller sets of Hamburg and Prague, The evocative ‘Montreal Metro’ series, captured worldwide attention and earned the 20-year old a 2015 International Photographer of the Year award. The Montreal Metro is Canada’s busiest metro system, but Forsyth says most passengers barely notice the “beautiful design” of...

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Murray Fredericks – Vanity

Vanity by Murray Fredericks Going Viral Murray Fredericks is a self-taught photographer from Sydney, Australia. After studying Politics and economics, Fredericks undertook and completed a Masters in Art and later his MFA at the University of New South Wales. Fredericks’s work is derived from a perspective that views culture as something that cannot be wholly accounted for through social construct. It’s a view that sees some values as derived from a ‘time-less essence’. The work attempts to represent the experience when thought is temporarily suspended and the mind encounters ‘other’. © Murray Fredericks From the start of his career,...

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Vineet Vohra – London MasterClass

Vineet Vohra – London & Sharjah MasterClasses Vineet Vohra is a Leica Ambassador and well-respected and accomplished photographer and trainer. This August Vineet will be holding a Workshop at London Street Photography Festival. His classes are always well attended so you may need to book this early. Vineet will also be attending Xposure 2017 and holding a two-day street photography workshop in Sharjah.   The Schedule and details of Vineet’s Xposure workshop in Sharjah will be available soon. Vineet Vohra – London & Sharjah MasterClasses Vineet Vohra is a Leica Ambassador and well-respected and accomplished photographer and trainer. This August Vineet will be...

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Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

Twice a Pulitzer Prize Winner When Two-Time Pulitzer Photographer Muhammed Muheisen won his first Pulitzer Prize, he wasn’t even 25 years of age. Muheisen was born in 1981 and, with a degree in journalism and political science, he joined the Associated Press at the age of 19. Since then, he has been an ever-rising star. This iconic picture taken by Muhammed shows refugees as they wrap themselves in blankets to avoid the evening cold while sitting in a wooden cart on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan   Twice A Pulitzer Prize Winner When Two-Time Pulitzer Photographer Muhammed Muheisen won his...

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Fan Ho – A Photographer To Know

Fan Ho – A Photographer to Know Fan Ho is not well known in the western photography world but his images phenomenal. Ho shot the streets of Hong Kong when he was only 21 and later went on to become a movie director. Ho’s images are unique is so far that he combined his old film photos with Photoshop, to make new layered images. From his work, you can see his cinema-vision and he would often direct his friends into position or wait for people to pass by (the street photography ‘fishing’ technique with leading lines). So be like...

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Clive Arrowsmith

Clive Arrowsmith Biography Clive Arrowsmith is a celebrated international photographer who is based in London. After leaving art school in North Wales, where he had studied painting and design, he attended Kingston College of Art, where he gained a first class Degree. On graduation, he painted for two years. He then began taking photographs whilst working as a graphic designer for Rediffusion TV (the makers of the legendary music show Ready Steady Go!). On leaving television to work as a photographer, he soon gained commissions from leading fashion magazines, most notably, British & French Vogue, Nova Magazine, Harpers, The...

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Help Portrait

Help Portrait 2017 We are pleased to receive a report back from Alan Ranger on the success of the first Help-Portrait shoot in the UK.  On Tuesday 4th July 2017, Alan and his crew gave up their time, expertise and equipment to shoot 25 family portraits at a Coventry school. Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need. Xposure International Photography Festival is pleased to be involved with supporting this project together with one of their workshop trainers Alan Ranger. Help-Portrait is about...

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Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen Biography Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. Nicklen was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, but grew up in an Inuit community on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, in 1990. After university, he worked in the Northwest Territories as a wildlife biologist with Canada’s Department of Renewable Resources. He studied species such as lynx, grizzly bears, bison, caribou, and polar bears...

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What Is Xposure

What is Xposure? 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 from around the world. Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure International Photography Festival, offers many exciting prospects to learn new skills and network with leading professionals and enthusiasts, along with the opportunity to see, handle and try the latest photographic products. Xposure is the official educational & imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops,...

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Sharjah – World Book Capital 2019

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) was named World Book Capital for 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee which met at the Headquarters of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) at La Haye. “I applaud the nomination of Sharjah as the World Book Capital as well as the efforts undertaken by the city in order to make reading available to as many people as possible, in particular, the marginalized populations, as a motor for social inclusion, creativity and dialogue” Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, declared. Sharjah will also launch Sharjah Publishing...

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