The International Photography Festival “Exposure”, in its new session, dedicates a special section to elite space photography experts in the world, as it hosts a number of specialists in photographing the missions and missions of the US Space Agency “NASA”, to give the audience, participating creators and all those interested in astronomy the opportunity to learn how to take pictures stars and planets.
The festival, which is organized by the Sharjah Government Media Office and will be held from February 9 to 15 at the Sharjah Expo Center, provides an opportunity for NASA imaging experts to accompany the Exposure audience on a journey through time and space, during which they reveal amazing stories of pioneers. space and their achievements in human history, while learning about the visions, techniques and technology used to capture space images.
“Exposure” assures the audience that space is not the end of the world’s borders, but rather the starting point towards worlds without borders. With its hosting of stars and experts from NASA, it will invite all visitors to join outer space exploration trips, while providing them with an educational experience that expands their horizons and knowledge about it. In addition to watching a group of exclusive exhibitions, attending inspiring dialogues, panel discussions, seminars, tours and book signings at the festival.
Exhibitions that take visitors to places they have never been
The “Apollo Photo Revival” exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the work of “Andy Saunders”, a British author and writer specializing in science, as one of the most famous experts in the restoration and improvement of images of NASA missions and missions in the world, as “Saunders” used modern technology to improve The original NASA film of the Apollo missions, which is maintained by the London B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA.
And “Saunders” worked to improve a group of images that include a previously unseen image of the famous astronaut “Neil Armstrong” after his arrival on the surface of the moon, and details of life on the spacecraft “Apollo 13”, and presented new insights and details that have been kept secret for 50 years, and he will be able to Visitors can view the images of the Apollo missions to space with the highest quality and accuracy produced to date to understand their historical significance.
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The exhibition “Beyond the Flight” by photographer Dan Winters during “Xposure” includes a series of photos he took over several years to document the programs of foreign trips for astronauts in the agencies “NASA” and “Roscosmos”. The exhibition covers all aspects of these programs, starting with the ceremonies. It also presents the extensive preparations and the many aspects of the history of space travel that Winters himself witnessed and photographed.--
Winters obtained special permission to access the elements that pave and support NASA’s current Artemus project, which aims to send a man and woman to the surface of the moon, and includes some favorite images from his portfolio. Winters also offers a private tour for visitors. Pre-registered on his gallery.-
In an exhibition titled “NASA Astronauts (STS-72),” John Ingerson presents a series of photographs of the preparations and preparations of NASA astronauts for their mission in 1996, and provides an overview of the rigorous training and total commitment necessary for space exploration, as well as the friendship that brought together the astronauts. space in an atmosphere of cooperation and hard work, which enables visitors to watch the scenes of preparation for that space mission and learn about the experience of the astronauts who participated in it.
A look at the astronauts’ experience documenting outer space
Chip Doherty moderates an inspiring talk entitled Documenting Time in Space, covering the history and future of the US space program. John Angerson shares his experience in portraiture of astronauts, and Andy Saunders shows how modern digital technology is used to breathe life into images. NASA films and refines them to the highest possible quality, while Dan Winters discusses coverage of astronauts’ outings with a focus on the Artemis program.
While “Dan Winters” will present a special presentation about his exhibition “Beyond Flight” to talk about his experience in documenting space flights, and his insights about the creative process that he carries out during this, and “Chip Doherty”, a former spacecraft systems engineer, will present a dialogue entitled “The Shuttle Alien: Ready for Takeoff”, in which he provides an in-depth look at the space shuttles with a discussion of the role of the rocket engines used in their operation, as high-performance reusable liquid-propellant engines.
In turn, John Angerson talks about the opportunity he had to observe the relationships and close ties between the six astronauts participating in the mission during the preparations for it, and presents a number of photos that were taken. Preserved by the US National Archives and Records, it provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the astronauts on that mission.
Taking home a history class
The International Photography Festival “Xposure” will host the signing ceremony for the book “Reviving Apollo Images” by photographer “Andy Saunders”, and will allow space lovers and collectors of space image art the opportunity to meet with him and obtain a signed copy of his book, which includes 400 pages of photographs of the “Apollo” missions and missions. to the moon, after each image has been digitally enhanced and published in the highest possible quality.