Mehmet Masum Suer

Mehmet Masum Suer is a documentary 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 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, Belgium 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. Light & Composition, one of the biggest online universities for distance learning and research in the field of art and photography, has chosen 20 of Suer’s photos for their most prestigious photography award, where four of them won “Photo of the Month” in 2014. Suer placed in Light and Composition’s list of the “100 Best Photographers”. He also has many awards from international competitions of PSA and FIAP patronage. At the Arts and Culture Festival in the region of Federal Kurdistan in Iraq, he was awarded special honors. Four of his photos have been printed as postage stamps. Suer, is a member of Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Global Photographic Union (GPU) and Diyarbakir Amateur Photographers Association(DİFAK). Also is a photographer istock – Getty Images. Suer is a artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). He has the title and diploma of AFIAP.

Camera Gear: Pentax K-5 and Pentax MX-1
Lenses: Pentax 16-45 f4, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Pentax 50-135mm f2.8, Pentax 70-300mm f4-5.6, Pentax 50mm f2
Flash: Pentax AF-360FGZ, Tripod: Digipod
Current Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Best Achievements & Exhibitions:
1st Place | Photo of the Month | 42nd Month
1st Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month
2nd Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 87th Month
Title and diploma of AFIAP ( International Federation of Photographic Art, FIAP)
Light & Composition Top 100 Photographers

Some of Mehmet Masum Suer’s Most Popular Award Achievements

Traditional Kurdish Pie Baking, by Mehmet Masum

Traditional Kurdish Pie Baking, by Mehmet Masum

The tradition of pie baking in Kurdish families in the city of Van in Turkey. I took this photo during my visit in 2011 to Van.Award Winner: Photo of th...
Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum

Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum

Just like any other ancient city, Hasankeyf has seen many glorious past events in its history. Here the Romans had built the Cephe fortress. Then it became the ...

An Evening at Diyarbakır Castle, by Mehmet Masum
Leaning Flowers, by Mehmet Masum
Castle of Egil in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Hasan Pasha Han, by Mehmet Masum
Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum
Spring in Hevsel Gardens, by Mehmet Masum
Hevsel Gardens in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Red Fox in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Castle of Diyarbakir under Fog, by Mehmet Masum
Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, by Mehmet Masum
Behram Pasha Mosque, by Mehmet Masum
Hasankeyf - the Ancient Town, by Mehmet Masum
Behram Pasha Mosque in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Muradiye Waterfall in Van, by Mehmet Masum
After Sunset Castle of Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Ottoman Architecture, by Mehmet Masum
Botan Babies from Hasankeyf, by Mehmet Masum
Along the River Tigris, by Mehmet Masum
Traditional Kurdish Pie Baking, by Mehmet Masum
Acacia Blossom from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Hawk of Hevsel, by Mehmet Masum
Purple and Yellow, by Mehmet Masum
Gate of Castle, by Mehmet Masum
Hasankeyf Frog, by Mehmet Masum
Loss! by Mehmet Masum
Snowing in Diyarbakir Bazaar, by Mehmet Masum
Diyarbakir Castle under the Moonlight, by Mehmet Masum
Oriental Room from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
Blacksmiths Bazaar in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum
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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...

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