Hevsel Gardens in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Hevsel Gardens, are the seven hundred hectares fertile lands near Tigris shore, between the Diyarbakır Fortress and the river. These Gardens are on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List. Diyarbakır is a historical city in the southeast of Turkey. The city wall of Diyarbakır are known as the second longest city wall around the world. The length of the walls is 5.5 kilometers. It comes after The Great Wall in China. It is not known certainly when it was built.

Hevsel Gardens in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Pentax K-5 with Tamron 17-50mm | Exposure 1/1000sec @ f/3.5 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 50mm
Hevsel Gardens in Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 17
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey

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

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