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September 2019

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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In the middle of a problem

21 Sep 2019 @15:40 - 16:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Being at the Centre of a Problem

Petros Giannakouris is a Greek Photojournalist working for the Associated Press and living in Athens. The crisis faced by Greece in the aftermath of the financial collapse of 2007–08 left Petros in the middle of a problem.

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Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award

21 Sep 2019 @16:40 - 17:20
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Photography Scholarship Award

Timothy Allen presents the 2019 winners of the photography scholarship award organized by Xposure and the Sharjah Government Media Bureau.  

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Looking vs Seeing, How Photography Altered Perception

21 Sep 2019 @17:20 - 18:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Looking vs Seeing, How Photography Altered Perception

The second is from 1890 to world war two and that is the establishment of the language and function of the medium in its own right. The last epoch, 1945 to the present, has seen the rise and fall of the photographic medium as the recorder of history to an arbitrary visual fiction that is known as the post-structural condition.

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Big Cats with Steve Winter

21 Sep 2019 @18:00 - 18:40
Xposure International Photography Festival, Xposure International Photography Festival
Sharjah, 61110, United Arab Emirates
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Big Cats with Steve Winter

Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. From the mountaintops of the Himalayas, through India’s jungles and grasslands, and to the Rockies of the American West, Steve Winter’s “Big Cats” photos reveal some of world’s most elusive wild cats, presenting us with diorama-like images of cats that are rarely seen by humans – and may disappear forever without immediate, effective conservation efforts.

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Why Do It?

21 Sep 2019 @18:40 - 19:40
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Why Do It

Sunday Times Picture Editor, Ray Wells interviews three iconic war photographers from different backgrounds and countries. This elite panel of photographers have been near mortally wounded, hunted captured, and even tortured. So what is the inspiration that keeps them returning to cover the stories in such hostile places in unfavourable conditions? 

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Searching for stories in Conflict Zones

22 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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Searching for Stories in conflict zones

As photojournalists, our main job is to cover events for news stories, but we also bear witness to the extreme suffering of others along the way. Regardless of the horrors we witness, we still have the responsibility to get the images that will have an impact on the wider public and a challenge to get them published to bring awareness.

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Don’t Take Pictures

22 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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Don't Take Pictures

If someone told you that the best way to improve your skills is to stop taking pictures. Would you believe it?

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Distinctive Diversity

22 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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Distinctive Diversity

Cris Toala Olivares is a photographer with international experience who has gained great success in two distinctly diverse projects; Amsterdam Canals and Volcanoes. Bjoern Lauen probes Cris to understand if the two long term projects were intentionally dissimilar.

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Remote Adventure

22 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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remote adventure

In this talk, wildlife photographer and innovator Will Burrard-Lucas will share the journey he has taken as he seeks to capture fresh perspectives and reveal the natural world in new ways. From his remote-control “BeetleCam” to high-quality camera traps, find out how and why Will makes use of technology in his work. Will’s talk will be illustrated throughout with inspiring images from his projects in Africa and beyond.

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When your Cultural Heritage is Harmful

22 Sep 2019 @17:00 - 17:20
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Laurel Chor

Laurel Chor is using photography to address how her cultural heritage is affecting the environment around the world. The new project hopes to spark an empathetic, nuanced conversation about traditional Chinese medicine and its sustainability.

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Yo Soy Fidel

22 Sep 2019 @17:20 - 18:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Yo Soy Fidel

Yo Soy Fidel follows the cortège of Fidel Castro, former Cuban revolutionary and politician, over a period of several days in late 2016. American photographer Michael Christopher Brown leaned out of a rear passenger window of his passing vehicle in order to photograph Cubans waiting alongside the highway for Fidel’s military convoy, carrying his cremated remains from Havana to Santiago, to pass.

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Day to Night Evolution

22 Sep 2019 @18:00 - 19:00
Auditorium, Xposure International Photography Festival Auditorium - Hall 5
Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah, 61110 United Arab Emirates
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Day to Night Evolution

Anything one can imagine one can create. Over the last several years, photographic technology has evolved to a point where anything is possible. I imagined changing time in a single photograph. Using this new technology, I’ve been able to express this fascination through a series of photographs: Day to Night. I photograph from a fixed camera angle continuously for up to 30+ hours, throughout the Day to Night. A select group of images are then digitally blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time in a single frame.

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