Diyarbakir is a city on the southeast of the Turkey. The city I live, is known with a long and historic walls. Walls of Diyarbakir are more than five kilometers long, among the longest of medieval fortifications; only the Great Wall of China is longer. It is constructed of imposing masonry in black basalt (a stone of local origin), and had along its circuit more than 75 towers, only six remain standing. There are four original gates in the wall and it has a history of over two thousand years.
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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