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Sharjah Media City Joins 6th Xposure International Photography Festival

SHARJAH- Sharjah Media City (Shams) has announced its participation in the sixth edition of the Xposure International Photography Festival, organized by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau from 9 to 15 February 2022, at Expo Center Sharjah.

The festival covers everything related to the art of photography and organizes discussion panels and workshops to raise important topics. Shams joins the event with eight photography workshops that explore everything from monochrome to runway photography, and product photography to night photography.

“The Xposure International Photography Festival is growing in importance and popularity every year,” noted Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, President of Shams. “It highlights one of the most essential artistic and creative skills – photography. The Festival truly reflects the tremendous effort that the Sharjah Government Media Office has put in to create this great opportunity for all photography enthusiasts – amateurs and professionals – to hone and hone their skills and master the latest international imaging technologies.” “We are participating in this year’s festival because we have deep confidence in its importance as a platform and that it resonates with our strategic goals of upskilling human capital across the national media ecosystem, with the aim of developing professional content around a set of key messages,” Al Midfa explained.

“This, in turn, serves to upgrade the entire media sector, which is already rapidly pivoting towards digitization.” Shams joins the festival with a series of activities and events to be held at its booth, including a photography exhibition that spotlights business owners registered in Sharjah Media City, showcasing local talent and regional.

Additionally, Shams designates a space in its exhibition for the City of Sharjah for Humanitarian Services, where people of determination present photographs they have taken while traveling or in their daily lives – photos that reflect their identities, their hopes, ambitions and thoughts.

Shams will also host Omnis influencers, as well as a group of popular social media personalities registered on the platform, and work with them to host presentations and panel discussions throughout the exhibition.

The ‘Pick N’ Click’ photo competition is also on the programme, where visitors to the Shams stand can hone their photography skills and stand a chance of winning an instant camera. The competition aims to empower talented photographers and guide them to select better angles, colors and division of space.

The sixth edition of the Xposure International Photography Festival will bring together more than 70 photographers from around the world, specializing in various disciplines. The event also includes 45 collective or individual exhibitions presenting 1,600 photos.

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