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Xposure International Photography Festival

Xposure International Photography Festival is the official photography educational & imaging platform that combines a broad range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Presentations, Competitions, Photo Walks and a photographic product Trade Show.

Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure offers many exciting prospects to learn new skills and network with leading professionals and enthusiasts, along with the opportunity to see, handle and try the latest photographic products.

Additionally, Xposure offers advanced training in the fields of Photojournalism, along with Documentary photography. The integrated experience includes all the needs of the photographers from soft knowledge to advanced technical skills.

Sharjah Media Centre launched the concept of Xposure as an International Photography Festival that will become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world.

Photography training workshops, seminars, demonstrations and behind the lens screening sessions will make up an extensive education programme. The vision of Xposure also includes developing photography academies in association with photographers that are specialised in various genre of photography. Embracing education and practical training in the visual arts. Xposure offers whole or partially subsidised workshops for beginners and experienced photographers alike.

Xposure spans a 9000 m2 area to showcase world-class exhibitions, trade shows, workshops, live stage demonstrations, seminars, screenings, panel discussions and more. With a strong International flavour and retailer presence, Xposure is slated to be a one-of-its-kind, premier photography show in the Middle East.

The consumer product trade show will host leading photographic brands who will showcase the latest cameras, accessories and equipment to the public, and photographers from enthusiasts to professional, trade associations and retailers.

There is a complete agenda of training and educational programs structured as workshops, seminars and photo walks that will be on offer for all skill levels from beginner to professional. Xposure welcomes acclaimed award winning International photographers and industry experts from across the globe to share knowledge and techniques.


• Opportunity to Meet Top Ranking International Photographers

• 16 World Class Photography Exhibitions

• Trade Show for the Photography Industry

• Amazing Educational Seminar & Screening Content

• Come and See Canon Showcase

• Auditorium with Ultra High Resolution Screen & Surround Sound Experience

• Multi Module International Festival – Under One Roof

• Free Beginner Workshops – Multiple Sessions Daily

• Highest Quality Of Training – by Award Winning Photographers

• Online Photography Competitions – Free Entry

• Professional Photojournalism & Documentary Workshops by Magnum Photos

• Free Portfolio Reviews – by Industry Experts & Guest Photographers

• Free Admittance – Free Parking

• Several Intermediate & Advance level Workshops from 1-5 days

• Photography Scholarship Program Opportunities

• Ongoing Educational Training & International Workshops through Xposure Academies.

Shoot Sharjah, which will gather photographers in and around the UAE and host a series, photo-walks from 9th October 2016, leading up to the main event that commences on 12th October 2016