Gallery X: Sharjah’s latest exhibition kicks off with stunning collection of photographic prints – News

The permanent exhibition offers both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to participate in workshops led by world-renowned photographers



Posted: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 17:44

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Governor of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council (SMC), inaugurated the X Gallery, a permanent photographic exhibition organized by the Xposure International Photography Festival at the Al Majaz Amphitheater.

Opened today (Monday), Gallery X celebrates the artistic excellence of talented emerging and acclaimed photographers from around the world and is dedicated to showcasing a selection of exceptional works by some of the world’s best photographers.

Sheikh Sultan visited the exhibition which marks its debut with a stunning collection of photographic prints by award-winning Italian photographer Francesco Zizola and British photographer Anthony Lamb, whose works have appeared in major international magazines and newspapers.

Francesco Zizola briefed Sheikh Sultan on the theme of his collection, “Salt, Sweat, Blood”, while Anthony Lamb presented his unique vision of “Escapes”.

Sheikh Sultan visited the pavilions, the workshop rooms, the café and the space dedicated to the readers of Gallery X.

The permanent exhibition has been designed as an inclusive creative and artistic space and offers both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to participate in workshops led by world-renowned photographers.

Through its range of installations, Gallery X allows photographers and the public to converge in an interactive environment.

Launched during the 5th edition of Xposure, Gallery X is a permanent gallery in Sharjah and aims to provide a unique opportunity for photography enthusiasts and emerging talents to come together, learn, develop their skills and share their expertise through to regular educational programs and expert workshops.

Francesco Zizola: “Salt, sweat, blood”

The collection of photographs by Italian photojournalist Francesco Zizola is part of a long-term project on which the artist has been working for a few years (2017-2019) and focuses on the relationship between man and nature. Water, or the deep sea, is the main subject of the images in the exhibition.

Anthony Lamb’s “Escapes”

In his series of photographs entitled “Escapes”, Anthony Lamb uses negative space and an ethereal aesthetic to provide the viewer with a sense of serenity and calm. The collection includes stunning images of mangroves in Abu Dhabi, which are an integral part of the UAE’s coastal ecosystem.

Michael E. Marquez