Xposure Photography Festival 2021

September 11th photos

I just returned from the Xposure Photography Festival in Sharjah in The UAE where I spoke and exhibited some of my images from September 11th, 2001. I am truly honored to have had the chance to be a part of such an amazing event. The messaging at Xposure was so powerful this year, and every detail reinforced the idea that photography can change the world. Thanks again everyone at Xposure, especially Simon Newton for allowing me to experience it.

Embracing education and training in the visual arts, Xposure gathers award-winning and highly acclaimed photographers and film-makers from around the globe to share their work, experiences and knowledge. Xposure features dozens of educational seminars and Workshops along with Focus Groups, Master Classes, demonstrations plus a consumer trade show with leading brands showcasing thousands of the latest photographic products. It has become the largest photography festival in The Middle East and one-of-a-kind in showcasing world-class print exhibitions.

It’s been a dream of mine over the last 20 years to show this work on such a large scale. Here are a few images from my Gallery called, “Resilience: September 11th, 2001.”

Here is my talk about my work from 9/11 and other projects from my career:

My work got some wonderful press, and I’m truly humbled. Here are a few of the articles:

Sharjah Government Media Bureau.

Khaleej Times.

Friday Magazine.

Sharjah 24.

Not only did I get hear some of the industry’s finest professionals speak on stage, and see their work firsthand, but I also got to know most of them personally. Some of the amazing photographers at xposure 2021 were:

Anthony Lamb, Paula Bronstein, Giles Duley, Muhammed Muheisen, Ashok Verma, ATIF SAEED, Beno Saradzic, BRENT STIRTON, Claire Thomas, DANIEL KORDAN, Dmitri Beliakov, Abdulla Albuqaish, Elia Locardi, Emma Francis, FRANCESCO ZIZOLA, GARETH HARFORD, GILES DULEY, JUAN PABLO RAMIREZ, ISA EBRAHIM, KM Asad, Lars Boering, Luca Venturi, Mike Browne, Mohammad Kamal, Mohammad Murad, Muhammed Muheisen, Neale Bayly, Palani Mohan, Paula Bronstein, Ray Wells, Robin Hammond, Sajin Sasidharan, Samuel Feron, Samy Al Olabi, SENTHIL KUMARAN RAJENDRAN, Sergey Ponomarev, Sohail Karman, Tadas Kazakevicius, and Timothy Allen. (A full list of the photographers with links to their work can be found at: https://xposure.ae/photographers-2021/).

Here are a few images of some of my favorite speakers ANTHONY LAMB, PAULA BRONSTEIN, GILES DULEY, MUHAMMED MUHEISEN, during their inspirational talks:

more photos of the entire event and the culturally fun events planned for us during our visit to Sharjah. One highlight was our time at the house of wisdoM and the panel discussion with Robin Hammond, GILES DULEY, and MUHAMMED MUHEISEN:

Here are a few more media clips of my talk and other interviews:

Thank you again Xposure and His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi for the opportunity and hospitality.

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*****ABOUT RON*****

After spending the past 20 years founding and working with some of the best and busiest wedding photography studios in the U.S. and photographing over 500 weddings around the globe, Ron B. Wilson has reconnected with his true passions: travel and fine-art photography. So starting “Art, Style, Flow”, a travel inspiration blog and online magazine featuring his photography, was a natural process and has been a work in progress for the past 20 years.

New York City and Miami Photographer Ron B. Wilson specializes in an award winning fashion based documentary style of photography. Ron was recently featured in Professional Photographer Magazine with an article about the {revisited} sessions that he created, and over the past few years he has been honored with many awards at the WPPI and PPA’s Imaging USA Conferences.

Ron’s primary goal is to tell stories with images and to bring out the very best in every detail of each subject he photographs. He is available for fashion, advertising, travel and editorial assignments.

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