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Xposure International Photography Festival

Xposure is the official educational & imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events including; Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Presentations, Competitions, Photo Walks, a photographic product Trade Show. The trade show hosts leading photographic brands who showcase the latest cameras, accessories, and equipment to the public, and photographers from enthusiasts to professional, trade associations and retailers.


Embracing education and training in the visual arts, Xposure offers whole or partially subsidised workshops for beginners and experienced photographers alike. 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.



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 from around the world. Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure International Photography Festival 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.



We are passionate about photography and, we are dedicated to supporting the visual language in all its splendid genres. Photography is not about our tools or capabilities, it’s about our eye, and this is life. Evolution, variety, effort, joy, memories, pain, and hope all subjects of the single international language and behind every picture there is a story. We are keen to recognise and promote regional and international emerging photographers and film-makers, and we offer free to enter competitions and provide a platform for photographers and film-makers to show their work and open the door to new opportunities.




We offer wholely and partially subsidised training in photography through our workshop courses and Academy programs. During the annual festival of photography, all our classes are offered at significantly subsidised prices. 

During the festival, we have a four-day program of seminars, lectures and live stage events that are free to attend. Tickets may be required for Auditorium Events ( see listings )




Over 700 exhibits displayed from award-winning and acclaimed photographers from around the globe. Multiple genres ensure that there is plenty to see for all.

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