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September 2019

Xposure International Photography Festival

19 Sep 2019 @11:00 - 22 Sep 2019 @22:00
Xposure International Photography Festival, Xposure International Photography Festival
Sharjah, 61110, United Arab Emirates
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Xposure Festival

Xposure is the leading photo festival in the MENA region and the official imagery and educational platform that combines a range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Screenings, Focus Groups, Competitions, Photo Walks, and hosts a dedicated photographic and video production trade show.

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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

19 Sep 2019 @14:00 - 14:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Finding the Extraordinary

With the advent of social networks, digital cameras and mobile phones, the popularity of street photography has increased exponentially. What was once viewed as a fringe genre of the art world, has now seen a real renaissance in recent years with an explosion of contests, festivals and exhibitions all over the world.

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What I learned from working with North Korean Artists

19 Sep 2019 @14:40 - 15:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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What I learned from working with North Korean Artists

Alice Wielinga will introduce her collaborative art project in North Korea. A project that taught her lessons beyond the arts. It became a journey into prejudices, self-reflection and embracing her Korean colleagues. During her talk, she will introduce her North Korean colleagues, teachers and friends, Ri Hye Song, O Un Byol, Kim Kyu-Gwon, Pak Nam Rim, Jong Hyun Il, and Ri

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The View From Above

19 Sep 2019 @15:00 - 15:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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The View From Above

British photographer Jason Hawkes, who has been shooting aerial views for over 20 years, gives an insight into how he works when hanging out of the side of a helicopter from 2500ft. His work has taken him across Europe, the Middle East, and Americas working with such diverse brands as Apple, Amazon, Rolex and Coca Cola.

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Generations of Chernobyl

19 Sep 2019 @15:40 - 16:20
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Generations of Chernobyl

In 1986, the first generation of Chernobyl was created. Responding to the accident, enduring the evacuation, containing the radiation by building the sarcophagus, they were duties to them. No one complained. No one withdrew from the hardship. Their children became the second generation of Chernobyl.

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Fit For Purpose

19 Sep 2019 @17:00 - 17:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Fit For Purpose

When working for magazines and advertising agencies you have to be able to supply images that not only answer the brief but also target the right message and fit the desired formats, allowing space for type and cover headlines.

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With Butterflies and Warriors

19 Sep 2019 @17:40 - 18:20
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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With butterflies and warriors

In 2010 when David Chancellor started this project he realized that in order to fully understand this region, he would need to not only observe the people in-depth, but also the complexities of their relationship with the wildlife with which they share their land – including conflict and poaching of endangered and vulnerable species.

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Through the Lens of Authenticity

19 Sep 2019 @18:20 - 18:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Through the Lens of Authenticity

Like cameras, we too, are unique models varying in size, shapes, colours and backgrounds. However, we all share some basic key components that are inevitably found in the core of most individuals. Even with these core components, we are all still unique and different, but the apprehension of this foundation stands as a gateway to your most authentic self.

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Conservation Photography – How National Geographic Tells the Story

19 Sep 2019 @18:40 - 19:20
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Conservation Photography How National Geographic Tells the Story

Over the last ten years, National Geographic has evolved from wildlife stories with a focus on behaviour towards features that shine a light on issues of wildlife conservation and animal welfare.  Beautiful wildlife images make people care about the natural world, but the stories that need to be told, the photographs that must be seen, are the ones that shine a light on our relationship with the natural world.  

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World Press Photo of the Year winner John Moore

19 Sep 2019 @19:20 - 20:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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World Press Photo of the Year winner John Moore on how to humanise the complex issue of immigration

An interview with World Press Photo of the year winner John Moore by World Press Photo foundation director Lars Boering. They will have a conversation about what It takes to work on a long term documentary journalistic project and how images are being used in many ways by media and politics.

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The Photo Project

20 Sep 2019 @14:30 - 15:10
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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The Photo Project

Frankie Quinn has been taking photographs since 1982 at the age of 16. He began by documenting the intertwined everyday life of people (in Short Strand, the part of Belfast where he has lived for 53 years) caught in a war between the British Army and the IRA.

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On Assignment with Joe McNally

20 Sep 2019 @15:10 - 15:50
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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On Assignment with Joe McNally

Joe McNally discusses the ups and downs, pitfalls, successes and failures of pursuing everything from simple pictures on the street to large production work with a camera in hand.in hand.

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Les Yeux du Harfang

20 Sep 2019 @15:50 - 16:05
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Snowy Owl

Grégory POL travelled the moors, the hills of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, New-Foundland, Greenland and Finland over the course of three long winters, in search of the Snowy Owl. Before POL commenced this long term project he had studied reports and read numerous books. He soon found out that reality was different from what he had read and the key priority was to adapt to the behaviour of the bird to succeed in approaching it ...

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Exploring Cultures Through Sport

20 Sep 2019 @16:50 - 17:30
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Exploring Cultures through Sport

National Geographic photographer Ira Block has been documenting cultures around the world for over 30 years. From Bhutan to Mongolia to Myanmar to the arctic regions he and his camera have recorded the inhabitants' lives and the changes - both positive and negative. Through his travels, he discovered that people in all nations have a common passion

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Reframing the Narrative

20 Sep 2019 @17:30 - 18:10
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Reframing the Narrative

Nature needs us now. The key thing is to not fall into the trap of thinking that these issues are too big to deal with and someone else is taking care of it. It is up to all of us to be the voice for this planet. There is a role for each and every one of us.

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Ultra-Connected Generation

20 Sep 2019 @18:10 - 18:50
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Ultra Connected Generation

Our ultra-connected generation is undergoing a transformation right now because of the excess of images consumed. This is affecting the relationship that people have with contemporary art. Gabriel Wickbold will show that this conflict is impoverishing our spirit and how much that can make our brain ill-accustomed.

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Eye to Eye with Life

20 Sep 2019 @18:50 - 19:50
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Eye to Eye with Life

Master photographer Frans Lanting has a gift for connecting people with the lives of wild animals and showing us the world through their eyes. His powerful personal perspective illuminates the big stories behind his images, which are drawn from three decades of work in wild places from the Amazon to Antarctica.

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The Land We Came

21 Sep 2019 @14:00 - 14:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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The Land We Came

Mobeen Ansari will introduce you to the significance of his exhibited images, and how each site that was captured represents an important element of his ownself-discovery. With a deep connection to the land, the architecture and also the people in the region; that have shaped Mobeen's philosophy as a photojournalist and enabled him to share the most extraordinary stories through his lens.

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The Photo That Changed My Life

21 Sep 2019 @14:40 - 15:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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The Photo That Changed My Life

At the age of 27, Florian Ledoux quit everything in his life to live his dream; A strong appeal toward Arctic wildlife and photography. Ledoux sailed 6 000km from Greenland over the course of eight weeks to Nunavut in order to explore and the document the Arctic Wildlife. This became the opportunity to create an image that would change the rest of his life. But at the time he quit my staff photographer job in the French Navy, he had no idea what the future had in store for him.

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The Importance of Personal Projects

21 Sep 2019 @15:00 - 15:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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The Importance of Personal Projects

From a very comfortable position as a developer for Bose Europe, Xavier Portela dropped it all to work on his own and at the same time make a radical career move: from developer to photographer. 

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