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ANIMOSITY: Documenting Human-Animal Conflict

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Our wildlife is in crisis. Globally, animals are being traded, hunted, poached, consumed, and exploited to the point of extinction. This is their story, as told through the lens and […]

Child’s Play – Street Photography

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

If you think Street Photography is Child's Play or If you think Street Photography is a waste of time and it leads nowhere, then Think Again!

During this session by Ashok Verma, he will bring out the child in you. A child that will always play the game called STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.

The Birth of Ideas

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Where do ideas come from? It is quite magical to have an original, obscure idea slowly brighten and take root in your mind. Watching it take shape as it bends and twists, suddenly vanishing and then reappearing in brilliant clarity and purpose, finally ending in a place you never knew existed. How your life’s journey, […]

Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2020

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Timothy Allen presents the 2020 winners of the photography scholarship award organized by Xposure and the Sharjah Government Media Bureau.  

Condemned: Mental health in countries in crisis

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

In war and poverty rates of mental illness climb. Instead of treatment, there is often neglect or even abuse. Robin Hammond tells the story of how bad it can get and a photographer's faltering steps to try to help.

Where Do You Draw the Line?

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Russian photographers Sergey Ponomarev and Dmitry Beliakov have covered many conflicts but the ongoing one in Ukraine is much closer to home. They share some of their own hardest experiences and insights in finding that balance in a volatile environment.

Making Moments in Time

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

In an ever-changing world, due to the effects of climate change and massive modernization, the earth will definitely never be the same again. What is here today might not be there tomorrow. Cultures are constantly changing, cities are rapidly growing, and parts of the world are sinking into the sea.

Philanthropic Motorcycle Adventure

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Motorcycle journalist Neale Bayly has explored much of the world on little more than two wheels Neale’s childhood focused on collecting materials for recycling to raise money for the African farming projects touted by Blue Peter that fed the hungry. Aidan Sullivan talks with Neale and reflects on the history of his Motorcycling with a Message and talk about the upcoming Middle East adventure to impact lives.

A Minimalist Vision

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

The gradual process of reduction and deconstruction allows fine art photographer Anthony Lamb to capture fleeting moments of the perfect world he'd like to inhabit, a world of simplicity, serenity and beauty. Join him as he takes you through his journey as a minimalist photographer.

The visual narration between document and poetry.

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Poetry is the code through which humans can confront a purer idea of Truth, no less enigmatic for that - where language shows its inability to touch what it describes. As Werner Herzog said, there are deeper layers of truth in photography. There is an ecstatic, poetic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can only be reached through imagination and stylization.

Elevating the voices of women in photography

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

In conversation with Paula Bronstein, Emma Francis and Claire Thomas we will explore how Female photographers play an important role in photojournalism and the debate about the need to elevate female voices in the industry.

Indigenous Cultures in the Modern World

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

In the modern changing world indigenous cultures are facing globalization negative effects. Young generations prefer to go to big cities looking for jobs, other than staying in communities and passing the cultural heritage.

Resilience

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

September 11th was a life-defining day for the world, especially for a freelance photojournalist Ron B. Wilson, who lived within walking distance of The World Trade Center. After receiving a call from a fellow photographer who worked for a newspaper saying the news was reporting a small plane crash at the north tower, it was his first instinct to run towards the towers with the first responders as everyone else ran away.

Never the Less

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

"I produce stories of subjects that have been told many times. Everything has already been photographed once. But not by me. I always try to find a way to surprise. If I like it, then that is the best starting point. I am always searching for that one unique story. The simpler the better. If […]

From Wales to War: A Journey into Frontline Photography

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

In one of the deadliest urban battles since World War II, the war against ISIS in Mosul took a devastating toll on the residents of Iraq’s second-largest city. In June and July 2017, I documented the work of international medics operating out of makeshift field clinics behind the frontline in the city’s ancient quarter.

A Journey through Space & Time

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

A conceptual journey through the deserts, mountains and valleys of UAE to the north & south of Egypt. The journey is a consolidation of different forms of visual arts (stills, animations, videos and time-lapses). It reflects the geological versatility and the beauty of landscapes under the majestic night skies. A picture that reflects the perfect […]

The Ethics of Capturing the Suffering of Others

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

This seminar will explore, ponder and discuss the ethical complexities of such questions. The audience will be encouraged to participate in an engaging, interactive and discussion-based session. It is hoped that you will come out of the discussions a more ethically informed and literate photographer and a consumer of images of war, tragedy and disaster.

Arab and Emirati Photographers: In The World of National Geographic Alarabiya.

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

The session will focus on National Geographic history and early beginnings in the field of knowledge, and how photography has enhanced its role in the spreading of science and knowledge, and how this has affected our Arab region.

My Journey

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

There are so many stories never been told and many voices never been heard. It is my responsibility to be out there searching for these untold stories to document. If something happened and was never documented, it is like it never occurred. A couple of decades of my life searching for that.

Documenting Turmoil from Afghanistan to USA

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Documenting war and conflict is not just about being on the front lines, my passion focuses on the humanitarian side. In Afghanistan, where I have worked since 2001, decades of war has brutalized the country like no other. Almost no civilian has escaped being personally affected in some way. You will see work from my award-winning book Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear, published in 2016.

Falconry and the Arab influence

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

This essay illustrates the resurgence of falcons and modern falconry through the efforts of the Arabian world, led by the United Arab Emirates. It begins with wild Saker falcons high in the mountains of Mongolia then on to artificial nesting sites on the Mongolian Steppe sponsored by Abu Dhabi. 5000 artificial nesting sites have been created to make up for the lack of natural nesting sites.

The Power of a Story

Auditorium Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5, Sharjah

Giles Duley takes us on his powerful journey - from fashion photographer to documenting conflicts, to how he himself became the story after being injured in Afghanistan. Despite losing three limbs, he returned to work and ten years later is still travelling the world documenting the impact of war.
During a difficult time for all of us, Duley reminds us, through his photography and personal story, of the power of the human spirit and what resilience truly means.