Mehmet Masum Suer

Mehmet Masum Suer is a Kurdish international photographer and freelance journalist living in city of Diyarbakir in Turkey. He began his career as a journalist in 1974, then worked for different agencies and newspapers of Turkey as a reporter, photo-journalist, writer, redactor and representative. He quit journalism after 1993, and got involved on his researches about history, culture and language. Mehmet Masum Suer has been taking photos professionally in different fields besides photojournalism since 2005. Suer takes pictures of historic places and buildings especially in citys of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Van and Hasankeyf. Meanwhile he has been involved on a project of taking photos of famous Kurdish politicians and artists. Cultural, historical values, and works of art are the subjects that take his attention. Suer also records the cultural festivals, and presentations as documentaries. Some of his exhibitions took place in Turkey, Iraq, and USA. Photos of Suer are especially used in touristic publications such as guide books, brochures, and postcards as well as they are used in international tourism fairs, newspapers, and magazines.

Camera Gear: PENTAX K5 (Pentax battery grip D-BG4) and Fujifilm X10.
Sigma 28mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro, Pentax 50mm f/1.7 SMC-M, Sigma 10-20 mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Tamron 17-50 mm f2.8 XR Dİ II LD Aspherical (IF), Pentax SMC-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM, Zenitar 16mm f 2.8 fisheye, Tokina 135mm f/2.8.
Current Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Botan Babies from Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum

Botan Babies from Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum

From Hasankeyf, womens and babys with Kurdish national dress. Called them Babies of Botan. Botan is the name of a region. Hasankeyf is a small town which had a ...
Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum

Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum

Muradiye waterfall is in the north of Muradiye, and in the Province of Van. It is located about 60 km west of the city of Van in the Dogubeyazit Road. Van provi...

An Evening at Diyarbakır Castle, by Mehmet Masum
Diyarbakir Castle under the Moonlight, by Mehmet Masum
Leaning Flowers, by Mehmet Masum
Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum
Acacia Blossom from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Botan Babies from Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum
Ottoman Architecture, by Mehmet Masum
Behram Pasha Mosque, by Mehmet Masum
Oriental Room from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Gate of Castle, by Mehmet Masum
Hasankeyf Frog, by Mehmet Masum
After Sunset Castle of Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Blacksmiths Bazaar in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Castle of Egil in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Hasan Pasha Han, by Mehmet Masum
Loss! by Mehmet Masum
Along the River Tigris, by Mehmet Masum
Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum
Purple and Yellow, by Mehmet Masum
Castle of Diyarbakir under Fog, by Mehmet Masum
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Histories of Our Ancestors

Histories of Our Ancestors

Mankind has been around for thousands of years, or maybe even longer. What do we know of those years? Some histories were burnt with fire, some washed away, and...

Histories of Our Ancestors
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