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#HomeCaptured Weekly Winners

We are please to announce the weekly winners from of the #HomeCaptured photography contest that is open to all and FREE to enter and ongoing until further notice. The initiative of Xposure International Photography Festival and Sharjah Government Media Bureau is designed to help keep people occupied and assist in the development of photography skills during these unprecedented days and weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tariq Keblaoui

Tariq Keblaoui is a Lebanese Palestinian filmmaker who has studied both individually and through university as a director, cinematographer, and editor.

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António Bernardino Coelho

António Bernardino Coelho is an amateur photographer born and raised in Recarei, Porto, Portugal. From an early age, he was interested in Art and throughout his childhood, the interest grew into a stronger passion for the arts. Although António studied electrical engineering he knew his destiny was elsewhere. The taste for photography emerged in 2010 during a trip to Cuba.

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Jordan Hammond

Jordan Hammond is a freelance travel photographer and storyteller from Dover, UK. At just 26 years old, he has become well-known on social media for his modern style of photography, mixing diverse cultures, colour, light and landscapes as he travels throughout Asia. Jord’s photography journey began in 2015 when he moved to China to teach English after graduating with a marketing and advertising bachelors in the UK.

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Neale Bayly

Born in England, and raised in South Devon, Neale was inspired to a life of adventure and philanthropy by the long-running BBC children’s television program, Blue Peter. Along with thousands of other English viewers, 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.

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K M Asad

Ashok Verma was Born and raised in Delhi, India grew up with a passion for the Arts. Against his parents wishes for him to become a Doctor. Ashok graduated from Delhi University with a degree in Retailing and Trade but had the intention to pursue the Arts.

Verma began his photographic career in 1995 with no formal training, no mentor and no business sense. From advertising and fashion photography he turned his lens to photojournalism in 2007, that in turn introduced his to Street Photography, which remains one of his preferred genres today.

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#HomeCaptured

#HomeCaptured is a photography contest that is open to all and FREE to enter.

The initiative of Xposure International Photography Festival and Sharjah Government Media Bureau is designed to help keep people occupied and assist in the development of photography skills during these unprecedented days and weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Ashok Verma

Ashok Verma was Born and raised in Delhi, India grew up with a passion for the Arts. Against his parents wishes for him to become a Doctor. Ashok graduated from Delhi University with a degree in Retailing and Trade but had the intention to pursue the Arts.

Verma began his photographic career in 1995 with no formal training, no mentor and no business sense. From advertising and fashion photography he turned his lens to photojournalism in 2007, that in turn introduced his to Street Photography, which remains one of his preferred genres today.

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Debi Cornwall

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Marrying dark humor with structural critique, she employs photographs along with testimony, sound, video, and archival material to examine American power and identity in the post-9/11 era.

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Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan is an award-winning journalist and author he is founder and CEO of Iconic Images if London and Los Angeles employing 16 staff to seek out lost or forgotten negative archives, fully digitise them for posterity and exploration to create exhibitions, books and opportunities for photographers or their estates. Iconic now owns or represents 30 archives.

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Gareth Harford

Gareth Harford is an international sports photographer creating dynamic images that portray passion and personality for commercial and editorial clients. He is based near Leeds in the north of England and his work takes him all over the world covering events in a creative manner. His main body of work is in the global motorsport sector shooting for high-profile clients in MotoGP and Formula One.

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Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who is highly respected for his documentation of endangered cultures and traditional languages around the globe. For the past twenty years, Rainier has been involved with the National Geographic as both a Fellow and Explorer documenting endangered cultures and traditional knowledge systems. In 2002 he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers Club for his efforts on cultural preservation, and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London- specializing in cultural preservation.

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Ronan Donovan

National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan’s love of the natural world was born, as he was, in rural Vermont. A field biologist turned wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Ronan has worked on all seven continents, with experiences ranging from documenting wild chimpanzees in Uganda to chronicling the life of one of Yellowstone’s iconic species, the grey wolf, for the May 2016 Yellowstone issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Tom Stoddart

Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time Magazine.

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Luca Venturi

Luca Venturi graduated with a degree in Engineering from the University of Bologna, is the Founder and Art Director of the Siena International Photo Awards and of the Drone Photo Awards. An interest in cameras and photography came when Luca was still a teenager. It was many years later that his passion combined with the desire to build, in the name of photography, a world-class festival in his city.

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Michel Rawicki

Michel Rawicki Born in 1950, Michel Rawicki first discovered photography in 1968, and the year after, he produced his first features in Paris. These were then soon to be followed by his studio years, from 1973 to 1988, devoted...

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Samuel Feron

Samuel Feron has been photographing Nature for 2 decades, exploring remote and sparsely habited areas all over the world. He tries to go beyond what the eyes first see, assuming that Nature has secrets in itself. His camera was initially thought as a tool to explore land but has become, as the years went by, like a headlamp searching the raw diamonds he will polish as jewels.
Samuel has produced around 10 Collections, each gathering images around a specific thematic he associates to the places he travels.

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Ana Caroline de Lima

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Ana Caroline de Lima is an award-winning documentary photographer, writer and visual anthropologist known for her work with traditional cultures around the globe. She believes that cultural and social immersion plays a crucial role in the documentary process

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Laurent Chéhère

Laurent Chéhère is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. He has a passion to explore cities, suburbs, countries, as he likes to explore all the fields of photography including reportage and photomontage. From his particular interest in Paris, architecture, cinema, social issues and people’s stories was born the Flying Houses.

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Sir Don McCullin Interview

An interview with Sir Don McCullin during Xposure 2018 talking about his career of capturing conflicts across the world and his thoughts on the current state of global media.

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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.

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Don Komarechka

Don Komarechka is a nature and macro photographer based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

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Biljana Jurukovski

Biljana Jurukovski born and raised in Prilep, Republic of Macedonia is Multi-Award Winning Photographer who has been inspired and amazed by the diverse and beautiful expressions of different cultures. Biljana’s passion is travelling to remote destinations to learn about the cultures and traditions of indigenous people and to photograph them.

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Irina Dzhul

Irina Dzhul (1983) is a Ukrainian Fine Art Photographer from Kiev who holds a Master Degree in Architecture, Design, Art. For the past decade, Irina has used photography as a tool to express her feelings. Irina’s photos Bring Fairytales to life in whimsical portraits that full of fantasy, magic and beauty.

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Chris de Bode

Dutch-born Chris de Bode’s path in life started with a dream. On his way to primary school, he always passed the camera shop in town. By the age of 10, he could advise people which camera to buy. In his early twenties, he was still searching for a purpose in life, until he remembered the camera shop. He decided to buy his first camera.

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Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.

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Mohammad Murad

Mohammad Murad, born in 1976 in Kuwait, by profession works in TV broadcasting but with a love of photography since childhood takes every opportunity he can to capture unique images. From his early years when his father used to take family photos & videos, he had an interest in the camera but never imagined he would become a photographer. Mohammad bought his first camera at the age of eleven and since then feels at peace when in nature taking pictures.

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Juan Pablo Ramirez

Colombian Photographer Juan Pablo Ramirez is a former professional tennis player who, since a young age, grew up travelling the world and experiencing different cultures and ways of living. In 2015, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism.

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James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey is an American Photographer that has dedicated his career to documenting wars and critical social issues. Motivated by the belief that public awareness is an essential element in the process of change and that photographs of wars in the mass media can become a kind of intervention on behalf of peace, he has covered conflicts worldwide.

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Bebi Zekirovski

Bebi Zekirovski, born in Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia in 1978. He moved to Sydney, Australia in 2004 where he continued his career as a photographer and cinematographer. The passion for storytelling is reflected throughout the photographs that he takes.

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Steve McCurry

Diego Ibarra Sánchez is an awarded documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Lebanon after being based in Pakistan for 5 years.

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Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Diego Ibarra Sánchez is an awarded documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Lebanon after being based in Pakistan for 5 years.

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Andrew Semark

Andrew Semark is an Australian fine art photographer who captures images of the ocean in its raw, natural and powerful beauty.

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Sohail Karmani

Sohail Karmani is a British photographer from London who currently resides in Abu Dhabi. He is a professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi with an academic background in applied linguistics and second-language education. He also has an interest in visual ethics, and currently teaches a first-year undergraduate course on ‘Power and Ethics in Photography’ and a core undergraduate course on ‘Ethics of the Image’. He is the author of ‘The Spirit of Sahiwal’, a photography book published in 2019 by international art publisher, Skira Editore.

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Samy Al Olabi

Samy Al Olabi, Egyptian Syrian multi-award-winning photographer who is currently based in Dubai UAE. Inspired by his love for nature and night skies, he reaches for the stars from the dark corners of Arabia. Astronomy, Arts and Adventure were his greatest passion since he was a child, When he grew up and took Construction Management as a source of living, his devotion and commitment to his passion eventually led him to where he is right now. His body of work in astrophotography is regarded as one of the best in the region and a true category benchmark.

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