Xposure International Photography Festival unveils new categories

Wed 29-08-2018 18:16 PM

SHARJAH, 29th August, 2018 (WAM) — Sharjah Government Media Bureau, SGMB, has unveiled the details of the 2018 Xposure International Photography Festival, which will be held on November 21st -24th, 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, with several new competition categories and attractive opportunities for professional photographers and enthusiasts.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Xposure, the region’s first-of-its-kind and immensely popular international photography festival attracts globally-acclaimed and award-winning photographers, as well as amateurs and photography enthusiasts from across the region and the world.

Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, said that the third edition of Xposure promises to be even more exciting with ten different categories, in which photographers can take part by visiting the Festival’s official website xposure.ae. where participations will be open till 1st October The new categories include Short Film which is an acknowledgement of the massive popularity and recent technical advances in video capabilities of smartphones and digital cameras, Sharjah Government Open which is specifically created for Sharjah government employees in order to express themselves and showcase their expertise and talents with camera.

Other categories included “Macro Photography”, which involves extreme close-up photography, usually of tiny subjects and living organisms like insects.

Photo Manipulation which is the process of editing a photograph as well as Travel Photography, Photojournalism, Street Photography, The first two editions of Xposure International Photography Festival saw the participation of global giants, Canon and Sony, respectively as the main event partners. Where the 2017 Xposure received over 10,000 participation from 98 countries and attracted visitors from across the UAE.

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