Author: Xposure

Francesco Zizola Bio

Francesco Zizola is an Italian photojournalist and a founding member of NOOR photo agency. Born in 1962, since 1980’s he has documented the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developing world as well as in western countries.

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Seagram Pearce

Seagram Pearce was born in Cape Town, South Africa. At an early age, he travelled abroad with his mom, armed with a Pentax SLR provided by his uncle Jon, for whom Seagram still holds special regard. While attempting a photo in a busy London street, the realisation dawned on him that he can control when a photograph was taken, and that decision would result in the quality of the picture. Until he matriculated, photography remained a part-time hobby. He then received one of the first digital cameras and his future was mapped out by that gift.

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Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond studied photography in, New Zealand, his country of birth. His early career was spent in the United Kingdom. Later he moved to South Africa for several years, then France before returning to the UK where he is currently based.

In 2014 he founded Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing human rights through visual storytelling. While he continues to work for international magazines and not for profit organisations, most of his career is dedicated to amplifying narratives of marginalised groups through long term visual storytelling projects through Witness Change.

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Emma Francis

Emma Francis is a British-American who grew up in a rural, mountainous town in Eastern Oregon. Her small-town upbringing instilled many values in her, but the biggest ones she has carried with her through her travels are appreciation towards nature and interest for people.

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Daniel Kordan

Daniel Kordan is landscape and travel photographer from Russia. Partner in Iceland photo tours company, the largest photo tour company in the world. Owner of Instagram @Danielkordan with 1,5 million followers. Nikon, Gitzo and Skylum global ambassador. Daniel spends 10 months per year travelling the world capturing breathtaking landscapes.

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Muhammed Muheisen

Muhammed Muheisen is a world-renowned photographer. A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, a National Geographic photographer, founder and chairman of the Dutch non-profit organization Everyday Refugees Foundation, Global Ambassador for Jordan Tourism Board, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Canon. Named in 2013 by TIME Magazine as Best Wire Photographer. For over a decade he has been documenting the refugee crisis around the world.

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Sergey Ponomarev Bio

Sergey Ponomarev is a freelance photographer based in Moscow, Russia, and is best known for his work covering wars and conflict in the Middle East as well as the migrant crisis in Europe. From 2003 to 2012 he worked for the Associated Press before going freelance. Since then he has worked mainly for the New York Times, but also for other publications including Paris Match, Volkskrant, Stern, Figaro Magazine

In recent years Sergey’s work has taken him to Libya, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Egypt, as well as Europe, Russia and Ukraine.

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Tadas Kazakevicius

Tadas Kazakevicius, 36-years-old documentary photographer. With 12-years photography experience the past ten have been dedicated to the humanistic approach by telling people stories. Tadas is a great admired of analogue photography and mostly works with medium and large formats.

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Dmitri Beliakov

Dmitri Belkiakov, 50, freelance photojournalist, videographer, researcher and producer from Russia, Moscow with over 25 years of experience in the field. Beliakov’s work was mainly in Russia and the former Soviet Union with a specific focus on armed conflicts, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and civil society crackdown.

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Senthil Kumaran Rajendran

Senthil Kumaran is an independent visual storyteller from South India. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science but an immense interest in visual arts from his childhood led him to pursue a full-time career in photography.

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Palani Mohan

Mohammad Kamal is a Dubai-based landscape photographer and portraitist. His large panoramic landscape imagery seeks to communicate the visual beauty of vast natural spaces and is constructed from multiple exposures shot under dramatic light. His portraiture work is an intimate examination of the lives of the elderly in their own homes.

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Mohammad Kamal

Mohammad Kamal is a Dubai-based landscape photographer and portraitist. His large panoramic landscape imagery seeks to communicate the visual beauty of vast natural spaces and is constructed from multiple exposures shot under dramatic light. His portraiture work is an intimate examination of the lives of the elderly in their own homes.

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Abdalla Albuqaish

Abdulla Albuqaish was born in the Emirate of Sharjah in 1986 and graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology.

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KM Asad

K M Asad is an Independent documentary photographer Born 1983 based in Bangladesh, Asia. He was started his photography journey in 2005. After that completed his Photography Graduation from “Pathshala The South Asian Institute of photography” along with Academic Graduation in 2008.

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Muhammed Muheisen

Muhammed Muheisen is a Jordanian national who was born in Jerusalem in 1981 who graduated with a B.A. degree in journalism and political science.  is a world-renowned photographer. A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, a National Geographic Photographer, founder and chairman of the Dutch non-profit organization Everyday Refugees Foundation,

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Aaron Gekoski

Aaron Gekoski is an award-winning environmental photojournalist, film-maker and TV presenter, specialising in human-animal conflict.

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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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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...

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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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