Castle of Egil in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Egil castle was built in Assyrian times in 5000 BC. It had an interesting structure. It was surrounded by walls which have partially survived until today. Egil is a town in the county of Diyarbakir in region of Kurdistan in Turkey.

Castle of Egil in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Pentax K5 with 50-135mm f/2.8 | Exposure 1/160sec @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 85mm
Castle of Egil in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 23
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Egil, Diyarbakir | 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.

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