Xposure Festival Begins Today, 28 February, Here’s What You Must Know


Taking place in Sharjah, the Xposure International Photography Festival is kicking off today, 28 February, and will run until 5 March at Expo Centre Sharjah. This event brings together more than 400 photographers from over 50 countries. Now in its eighth edition, the festival offers a fascinating exploration through a handpicked selection of 2,500 photographs, providing visitors with an immersive experience.

At the Xposure Festival, you'll find different types of photo exhibits. They're grouped into categories like documentary, nature, travel, urban life, fine art, portraits, sports, and experimental photography. There's a new category called See Sharjah, focusing on the local culture and daily life. The venue is huge, covering 32,000 square metres with three stages where people talk and present their work. Inside, there are 93 galleries filled with 2,500 framed photos.

In addition to the amazing photographs, the festival has a lot of other things to offer. For visitors, the event is hosting over 200 workshops, talks, movies, and contests. The festival also features a trade exhibition showcasing products from over 18 leading brands worldwide. 

Here's everything to know about the events. 

Events And Workshops 

At the Xposure festival, experienced photographers and beginners have plenty of chances to learn and grow. There are over 66 workshops and programs led by 27 experts from around the world. Adobe is also hosting 10 masterclasses to help you improve your skills. You can also attend 34 talks, join 45 group discussions, and get feedback on your portfolio in 50 review sessions. It's a great opportunity to learn from the best, improve your photography, and take your passion to the next level.

Film Festival 

To promote learning, Xposure will show 27 documentaries during the first three days of the festival, from 28 February to 1 March. These interesting films will also be available to watch for the rest of the event. You can find all the information about them here.

Trade Show 

If you're a fan of photography, you should check out the Trade Show at Xposure. It's a big event where professional photographers, hobbyists, students, and teachers come together. You can see the newest gear, learn about the latest trends, and even get advice if you're thinking about buying a new camera. It's a great opportunity to explore and learn more about photography.

Guided Tours At Xposure 

Discover captivating exhibitions at the Xposure International Photography and Film Festival with guided tours offered twice daily. Limited to 20 participants per tour, these immersive experiences provide a unique journey through three genres, featuring works from renowned photographers. Reserve your spot to explore the diverse realms of photography tailored for enthusiasts like yourself. Check the schedule for guided tours here.

Timings, Tickets And More 

Xposure will run until 5 March, open daily from 10am to 10pm, except on Fridays when it opens from 2pm to 10pm. Admission to the event is free, but visitors need to register on Xposure's website before visiting.

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