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- Xposure International Photography Festival unveils new competition categories for 2019
Xposure International Photography Festival Unveils New Competition Categories For 2019
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 21st Apr, 2019) Sharjah’s popular Xposure International Photography Festival promises to be bigger and more exciting in its fourth edition this year with greater participation of celebrated, award-winning photographers as well as photography enthusiasts from across the region and from around the world.
Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from September 19 to 22, 2019, Xposure 2019 will also see the addition of several new attractions such as the launch of two new categories titled "Night Photography" and "Portrait and People" and "Mobile Photography" and "Nature and Landscape".
Announcing the details of the fourth edition of Xposure, Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, said: "In keeping with Sharjah’s tradition, we have been striving to make our events and offerings more interesting year after year. In this edition of Xposure, in addition to our regular and most popular competition categories, we are introducing four new categories. This opens up exciting new possibilities for photographers specialising in those categories, not only from the region, but from across the world. We expect some excellent entries for competition from professionals under those sections."
Allay pointed out that Xposure has in a very short time established itself as a premier international event dedicated to celebrating the art of photography and expanding professional frontiers for aspiring professionals in the region.
"Xposure is not only immensely popular today with people in the UAE, especially young nationals and others in the region, it also is widely regarded and respected by top photographers, experts as well as major photography companies around the world for its diversity, technical excellence, professional integrity and, above all, for its attractive prizes," he added.
Stressing that photography today is an essential part of life and just about everyone is an amateur photographer thanks to smartphones and tablets, the SGMB Director said that Xposure 2019 would prove to be rewarding for both photography lovers and visitors.
"We have lined up a wide gamut of activities including photography competitions, photography exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional workshops and lectures by some of the biggest Names in the business," Allay added.
Other categories of the Xposure 2019 competition include Architectural Photography, Photojournalism, Best of the Emirates, Junior Category (Under 18) and Sharjah Government Open, Short Film & Moving Image.
Details about the various categories of Xposure 2019 competition, various attractions, trade events and exhibitions are available at https://xposure.ae/.