What is Xposure?

Xposure International Photography & Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates the visual arts by showcasing the works of emerging and established photographers and filmmakers worldwide. This seven-day festival takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and features a wide range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, and other engaging activities.


At Xposure, visitors can experience various photography genres, including fine art, documentary, and commercial photography. The festival is renowned for its displays of famous photographers’ works, both past and present, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to view rare and iconic images captured by legends of the photography world.


Beyond offering diverse activities and events, Xposure also allows visitors to purchase prints and Limited Editions of exhibited works. Many of the photographs on display are available for sale, allowing photography enthusiasts and collectors to add unique pieces to their collections. These limited-edition prints are highly sought after by collectors and valuable to any art collection.


Xposure International Photography & Film Festival caters to professional and amateur photographers & filmmakers, DOPs and other industry experts, offering inspiring talks by accomplished photographers worldwide. Visitors can gain insight into the stories and behind-the-scenes situations. Portfolio reviews are another exciting feature of the festival, where visitors can showcase their work to industry experts, receive feedback, and gain exposure to potential clients or employers.


Focus groups offer an intimate setting for 6-10 students to interact directly with guest photographers, allowing for personalised attention and guidance on specialised topics and techniques. These groups enable direct communication and questions.


Furthermore, the festival features a trade show showcasing photography equipment and accessories. Visitors can browse the latest photography gadgets and purchase items from vendors and exhibitors. This allows photographers to keep up with the latest technology and trends in the field.