Hasankeyf Frog, by Mehmet Masum

Hasankeyf is a small town which had a thousand years past in Batman in the southeast of Turkey. Many valuable historical and cultural works and a thousand historical caves in this town will be under the water of the Dam of Ilisu. Activists of nature, environment and history refuse the building of this dam which is supported by some banks.This frog lives in Hasankeyf. If the dam is done, no longer live.

Hasankeyf Frog, by Mehmet Masum

Pentax K20D | Exposure 1/250sec @ f/5.6 | Focal length 135mm | ISO 400
Hasankeyf Frog, by Mehmet Masum

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 24
Award Score: 56 (Value 10, Clarity 11.5, Composition 14, Style 10.5, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Hasankeyf, Batman Province | Turkey

Photographer: Mehmet Masum Suer (Diyarbakir, Turkey) Registered
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.

Portfolio: http://www.photo.net/photos/diyarbakir
Portfolio: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/masum
Portfolio: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/gallery/367769
Gallery: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/user/Id=21052
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masumsuer
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