Ottoman Architecture, by Mehmet Masum

A view from Behram Pasha Mosque, an Ottoman structure built in 1572 by Behram Pahsa, Governor of Diyarbakir. The compressed stone on the upper right and left of the entrance predates by some 400 years of the pre-stressed concrete, which is still widely used today, and highly admired by students of architecture.

Ottoman Architecture, by Mehmet Masum

Pentax K20D | Exposure 1/90sec @ f/5.6 | Focal length 25mm | ISO 100
Ottoman Architecture, by Mehmet Masum

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 23
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: 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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  1. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    Ottoman architecture always amazes me. They were quite forward thinking for their time. Diyarbakir is still on my list of places to go but I am expecting great things from the place.


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