Mehmet Masum Suer, PPSA, EFIAP
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.
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. Four of his photos have been printed as postage stamps.
Has many awards from international competitions of PSA and FIAP patronages. Also is a photographer Istock-Getty Images. Mehmet Masum Suer an artist of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), International Union Of Photographers (IUP), Global Photographic Union (GPU) and Master of Light Photographic Association MOL. He has 17 titles from international photographic institutions. Suer earned his QPSA in 2018 and PPSA in 2020.