Photographer, Journalist. 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 1992, and got involved on his researches about history, culture and language. Some research has been published on these subjects.
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 from all over the world. 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.
Suer placed in Light and Composition magazine list of the "100 Best Photographers". (2016)
Has many awards from international competitions of PSA, FIAP and GPU 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), Global Photographic Union (GPU), International Union Of Photographers (IUP) and Diyarbakir photography Club (DİFSAK).
Also is a photographer İstock-Getty Images.
Suer a artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), Photographic Society of America PSA, International Union Of Photographers (IUP), Master of Light Association in Canada and also (GPU) Global Photographic Union.
He have the titles and diplomas of AFIAP, QPSA, HIUP, GPU-APHRODITE and cMoL.
PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER (Distinctions)
1- AFIAP (Artist of International Federation of Photographic Art) From FIAP International Federation of Photographic Art. (2016)
2- QPSA (QUALIFIED PSA) From Photographic Society of America PSA) (2018)
3- HIUP (Honorable International Union of Photographers) from IUP International Union Of Photographers (2017)
4- GPU-APHRODITE from GPU Global Photographic Union. (2018)
5- cMoL (Master of Light) From Master of Light) From Master of Light Association in Canada. (2018)
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 and Milliyet news agency (Newspaper and agency), Istanbul
2005-2006 Ekspres gazetesi (Newspaper), Diyarbakir
REFERENCE: Şeyhmus Diken / "Süer, M. Masum" (İhsan Işık / Diyarbakır Ansiklopedisi, 2013) - Geçmişten Günümüze Diyarbakırlı İlim Adamları Yazarlar ve Sanatçılar (2014), Fotoğraf Sanatçısı Süer'e büyük onur (cumhuriyet.com.tr, 1 Kasım 2016), Mehmet Masum Süer (Confirmation Of Information, Temmuz 2018).