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About Me

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. International photography magazine Light and Composition, has chosen 19 of Suer's photos as "Photo of the Day" and four as "Photo of the Month", for January 2014. Suer placed in Light and Composition's list of the "100 Best Photographers". 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 İstock-Getty Images. Suer a artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). He have the title and diploma of AFIAP. Education: Institute of Education (1978-1980) Anadolu University, Turkish Language and Literature Faculty (1992) Journalism career: 1974 Başkent magazine, Ankara 1975 Tercüman newspaper, Istanbul 1975-1980 Akdeniz Haber Ajansı (News agency), Ankara 1979 Türk Haberler Ajansı.(News agency) 1981 Olay newspaper and Olay magazine (Owner), Diyarbakir 1981-1982 Ulusal Basın Ajansı (News agency), Ankara 1986 Sabah gazetesi (Newspaper), Istanbul 1987 Ekspres gazetesi (Newspaper), Adana 1988 Ortadoğu Haber Ajansı, Diyarbakır. (News agency) 1989-1992 Milliyet gazetesi (Newspaper), Istanbul 2005-2006 Ekspres gazetesi (Newspaper), Diyarbakir

Basic Info

  • Photo club: PSA, GPU
  • Title: AFIAP


  • Country: Turkey
  • City: Diyarbakir 21100
  • Street name: Ali Emiri 2. Sokak 2


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