Closing ceremony in Al Majaz
Closing ceremony in Al Majaz!
Such a grand closing ceremony it was in Al Majaz, Sharjah of the 2016 Xposure International Photo Festival. Members of the Royal family, laser shows, local cuisine was some of the ingredients that made the perfect composition for a magical evening. Claes received his golden statue from His Excellency Sheikh Sultan together with the other distinguished world photographers in front of a cheering audience. New bonds were made that night, and everyone felt honored and connected and united through their passion for photography. They also declare that they all love to come back to Sharjah again.
“I think I can speak here properly for all the international photographers and organizations who were guests here for the first Xposure International Photo Festival in Sharjah UAE in expressing our gratitude for exceptional hospitality. The big warm. His Excellency Sheikh Sultan (center) made it happen by reaching out to World Press Photo, The Associated Press, Magnum, Canon, and about 25 iconic photographers to create workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. As photography gains, incredible popularity worldwide, Sheikh Sultan’s personal interest in photography has manifested itself here in Sharjah. A cultural and art center here in the Emirates.”
David Alan Harvey
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi with Claes Axstål during the closing ceremony in Al Majaz.