International Photography Festival

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2019 International Photography & Film Contest Opens

Xposure International Competitions - 2019 Season Open For EntriesThe 2019 season of the Xposure International Photography Competitions open.  The...

Don McCullin Tate Britain Exhibition

Sir Don McCullin, as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, was born in 1935 and grew up in a deprived area of north London. He got his first break when a newspaper published his photograph of friends who were in a local gang.

Inspiring Moments

What inspires you to take out your camera and capture a scene, subject or a moment in time? We have asked the same question to some professional photographers and report their feedback below.

Inside the White House with Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence shares the story behind some of his most famous photographs, the unusual pressures of being a White House photographer, what makes for an extraordinary shot plus much more.


“Fantasia” by Clive Arrowsmith, was shot and produced in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, especially for Xposure.

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, the first American female war photojournalist.

Joel Meyerowitz “Why Color”

Joel Meyerowitz - Why ColorJoel Meyerowitz is a street and portrait photographer who began photographing in colour in 1962 and was an early advocate...

City of Darkness Revisited

City of Darkness Not many photographers can claim access to, what was, the most densely populated and lawless city in the world. Greg Girard most...


19-22 September 2019


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Xposure is the leading photo festival in the MENA region and the official imagery and educational platform that combines a range of photography events including;  Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Screenings, Focus Groups, Competitions, Photo Walks, and hosts a dedicated photographic and video production trade show.


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Xposure Photography Show


Xposure is the most significant photography and imaging show in the MENA region, attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, students and educators.

Xposure Exhibitions


Xposure hosts exhibitions from highly acclaimed International Photographers, professional institutes and galleries representing Photographers from around the world.

Xposure Workshops


An extensive and varied selection of educational photography workshops, scholarships and masterclass programs to suit beginners, advanced and pro photographers.

Xposure Photography Show


The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.

Xposure Exhibitions


Xposure offers trade exhibitors, manufacturers and independent qualified professionals the opportunity to use a dedicated space for the purpose of product demonstrations and live events during the festival.

Xposure Workshops


Xposure offers opportunities to participate in FREE to enter competitions and scholarship award programs. With prize money & equipment pool values exceeding $36,000 the contest attracts entries from over 120 countries.

Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators.

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