Sharjah launches new ‘Gallery X’ photography exhibition

Galerie X celebrates renowned photographers from around the world and is dedicated to showcasing a selection of their works. The Deputy Ruler of Sharjah visited the exhibition, which marks his debut with a collection of photographic prints by award-winning Italian photographer Francesco Zizola and British photographer Anthony Lamb, whose works have been published in major international magazines and newspapers.

Zizola briefed Sheikh Sultan on his ‘Salt, Sweat, Blood’ themed collection while Anthony Lamb presented his unique take on ‘Escapes’.

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

Zizola’s collection of photographs is part of a long-term project the artist has been working on 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.

In his series of photographs entitled “Escapes”, Lamb uses negative space and an ethereal aesthetic to give the viewer a sense of serenity and calm. The collection includes images of mangroves in Abu Dhabi, which are an integral part of the coastal ecosystem of the United Arab Emirates.

The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Khaled Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City; Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General of Sharjah Government Media Office; Hassan Yacoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council; Alia Al Suwaidi, director of SGMB; and several photographers and media.

Tracey L. Sweeney