Third edition of 4-day festival has various new features celebrating everything photography
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Sharjah: The 3rd edition of International Photography Festival Xposure will undoubtedly be held from November 21 to 24.
Themed ‘Inspiring Moments’, the favorite four-day festival focused on celebrating everything ‘photography’ will undoubtedly be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, on Wednesday the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) announced at a press conference. gong4deng gong3deng Hosting 90 celebrated photographers from all over the world,|– Fact Box description ends here–>
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They will be displayed in 30 individual exhibitions,} alongside another 120 images curated in six collective exhibitions, representing a diversity of themes and exceptional artistry.
SGMB ends,} the organiser, said the Xposure 2018 platform will undoubtedly be useful for 18 interactive panel discussions that may start to see the participation from celebrated photography experts and leading photography companies.
A hub of creativity and learning for aspiring, intermediate-level, and advanced-level photographers, the festival has 16 dedicated photography workshops and specialised courses which will deliver latest know-how on photography techniques, including framing, lighting, collection of themes, drone photography, and much more.
Shaikh Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, said: “The festival is really a reminder that people that have the energy of the camera have a responsibility to utilize it for the nice of humanity. The festival uncovers the stories behind a memorable picture also, the act of capturing it, which exposes the photographer to many dangers often, and also life risks because they fulfil their commitment to communicate important stories to the global world.”
Tariq Saeed Allay, director of SGMB, said the real amount of entries to Xposure’s International Photography Competition has increased by 35% in comparison to 2017.
The competition has received a lot more than 13,500 entries from 112 countries across its ten categories, including Travel Photography, Macro Photography, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Street Photography, Best of the Emirates, Junior Category, and Architectural Photography, this season and also the new categories, Short Sharjah and Film Government Employees.
Xposure 2018 will showcase augmented data sculptures and light projections by media artist Rafik Anadol. It’s the first-time that his large-scale works ‘Melting Memories’ should come to the spot and take viewers in the mind.
Another interesting technology innovation in the photography field will undoubtedly be taken to Xposure 2018 by visual artist Eric Paré, who’ll engage the audience in a sensory experience by manipulating time, space and light through the bullet-time photography technique.
New festival features include focus groups led by renowned veterans, Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award, that provides its winners a 10-day residency programme, between November 15 and 21 and outdoor exhibitions and events in malls in Dubai and Sharjah,
Most of the art displayed at Xposure 2018 will undoubtedly be sold to art buyers and collectors and the proceeds will head to charities and non-profit entities.