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Comments on this portfolio:

Wolf Zorrito , December 26, 2008; 12:33 P.M.


Tammam Saad, A very good portfolio of my friend from the east ! Harry

Richard Armstrong , January 24, 2009; 06:17 P.M.

Saad, my very warm greetings to you and thank you for the very nice hello on my portfolio! I am humbled by your very kind note and greetings! You have some beautiful images posted here. My sincere wish for you, your family, friends and all of the people of Iraq is for peace and prosperity now and in the future.

My country is not blameless in this terrible conflict. But, I believe that the majority of the American people wish nothing but the best for the people of Iraq.

I cannot imagine the hardships that you have endured. I'm very sorry for the political circumstances that led to this catastrophe for you and your people. Under the leadership of our new President and hopefully, your government, I am confident that progress toward a lasting peace will be made.

I think that this kind of contact, one at a time, person to person, is extremely valuable. We have many things in common. I hope to get to know you better through our mutual interest in photography. For it is this, one man to another, caring for each other and our world, that will give us lasting peace.

Peace be with you, always, my friend,


Mark Chartrand , January 24, 2009; 07:59 P.M.



Very nice portfolio. I especially like your black and white photographs. The focus, exposure and composition is very good. I hope to see more of your photographs. Keep adding to your portfolio. Thank you for sharing a part of your country.


Sadegh Miri , January 31, 2009; 07:20 A.M.

Hi Saad Thank you very much for your comment on my posted photograph(Clouds). You have such a wonderful, diverse portfolio.Thanks so much for sharing. Regards.

Kiki B , January 31, 2009; 09:08 P.M.

very nice..

..gallery with a lot very interesting details...keep going!

Marla Marrs , February 01, 2009; 04:56 P.M.

Neat portfolio! and Okay, thanks. =]

Roxana Chiru , February 14, 2009; 02:26 P.M.


Interesting portfolio with great shoots, congratulations ! Roxana.

Mariusz Szymaszek , March 12, 2009; 01:22 P.M.


You have very interesting portfolio..I like especially "Detailed Study of an Old Traditonal Mosul House".Kind regards.. Mariusz

George Nowosad , March 20, 2009; 04:55 P.M.

Saad, Thank you for your interest in my photos from the Graceland series. Your question "why is this one tilted?", I don’t have a definite answer for that, it may have been built that way or, it is possibly due to settling. The earth at this cemetery has a loose sandy composition, and this monument is also very near the edge of a small lake. I think it was intended to be this way. It is unique, as are many of the monuments at this cemetery. If you're interested you can view several more odd and beautiful monuments from this series at my portfolio. -- George PS. Congratulations on a fine portfolio and once again, Thank You.

Caupo Albellar , March 20, 2009; 08:54 P.M.

el almuerzo

Hi Saad,

i just want to thank you for your comment on one of my pictures, this incouraged me to keep using the camera :-) am also taking a look to your portfolio and i'm very surprised how intresting and descritive it is, my favourits "Detailed Study of an Old Traditonal Mosul House" and "Mosul the old nineavhe"


el caupo.

Heider Alward , April 06, 2009; 12:27 A.M.

Salaam Saad, Interesting portfolio, i think you have done a very good job with your B&W.Keep posting. Regards.

Maurizio Guarino , April 19, 2009; 04:19 A.M.

Thanks for your kind comment on my shot, I really appreciated it.I have been contemplating your work,you've got a super eye for composition and colour. Congrats!

MS Keil , April 29, 2009; 04:45 A.M.


First: Your have a very nice portfolio, with very artistic photographs. And second, I like to give you a BIG THANKS for dropping a comment on one of my shots.

MS Keil

Jeremy Richter , June 29, 2009; 09:56 A.M.

I really appreciate your attention to detail within your photographs. I find the Visual Acuity and both Mosul folders to be of particular interest. Thank you for commenting on a couple of my photographs. JR

Sadegh Miri , June 29, 2009; 04:00 P.M.

Dear Saad, Thank you for your comment on my recent submission.Best regards

Siamak Jafari , July 03, 2009; 05:05 A.M.

my dear brother saad

compliments . siamak

Jerry King , October 24, 2009; 12:41 A.M.

Howdy Saad

I want to express my appreciation for your generous comments about "Zebra". Based upon your fine portfolio, I think we share similar photographic interests, finding beauty in the real people, places, and other ordinary things around us. It's good to meet a kindred spirit. Your Friend, Jerry King

GARY phillips , November 07, 2009; 01:14 P.M.

GARY phillips

Thank you for your kind comments on my photo, I must say you have a fantastic portfolio some great potraits ,all the best to you and yours,Gary.

Sumon Mukherjee , December 23, 2009; 05:20 A.M.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2010. May the beauty of the world brighten up your life and decorate your days with love, success and happiness.

Amer Jassim , June 27, 2010; 03:19 P.M.


Thanks for your comment on one of my photo,really appreciated.What I see here is a wonderful portfolio, Your way of photographing scenes of life is very interesting and really exceptional,really great..best regard Amer

George Nowosad , July 01, 2010; 03:23 P.M.

Hello Saad,

Thank you for the kind comment and generous rating of my recent post (Beacon). Best regards, --George

pauline fowler , August 13, 2010; 05:39 P.M.

Hello saad....I very much like your portfolios, especially 'Plants - from home'...very, very fine work!


Iftikhar Ahmad , September 17, 2010; 03:54 P.M.


I have looked through you portfolio. Good quality pictures and in many categories. Thanks for sharing your talent here. Regards, ifti.

Garry Barker , September 19, 2010; 04:42 P.M.


Thank you for commenting on one of my photographs. You have a very extensive portfolio with wonderful colour and detail. Well done!

Manuela Sousa , September 27, 2010; 05:10 P.M.

Hello Saad

Thank very much for your comment and suggestion in my photo “Solitary light”. I think your suggestion is interesting, focuses the attention in what it is essential in the photo, the light and its shade. Thank you.

You have creative photos in your portfolio!

Manuela Sousa

Antonio F , September 29, 2010; 02:51 A.M.


Your work is very good



John Lovelace , November 03, 2010; 04:38 P.M.

I don't know when a portfolio has made me feel more like I have been somewhere that I never have, in fact, been. Thank you for its variety and clarify. I added "The Third Man" to my PN favorites.

John Kelly , November 22, 2010; 09:27 A.M.

Saad, I just came to your Portfolio by following a link from Ifti, who commented. Turns out you're both physicians. I'm struck by the differences in your work and wonder if there are similarities I'm missing.


It seems to me that you've contrasted conservative Islamic women with Western women, age with childhood, antiquity with high technology.  That is to say, I think you may have done that consciously and intentionally, either when photographing or when posting to your Gallery.  Does that seem valid?


I'm particularly amused by your photo of the National Geographics...which seem related to my "contrast" comment, above. 


The photographs I most admire are your simple portraits.

Raid W. Amin , November 26, 2010; 11:01 A.M.

Well Done

Your portfolio looks very interesting, Saad.

Mark Brosnihan M.D. , December 04, 2010; 04:46 P.M.

Hello Mr. Salem

 Thank you for your comments.  I recognized your  name  . I am a big fan of your work.My favorite artist is Rene Magritte, the Belgium Surrealist. I actually made a life long quest of visiting  Magrette's home city, Brussels, last year. I even visited the new Magritte Museum. Before I left I E-mailed Both Ben Gossens and Patrick Desmet. I was wanting to meet them, but could not meet them because of time issues. Thanks for your comments , keep doing the fine work , I love your Photos

                     Mark Brosnihan M.D. D.D.S.

John Kelly , December 16, 2010; 04:55 P.M.

Mosul House group...

It's painful to think about the ongoing disaster that's been imposed on the people of Iraq by outsiders and by themselves.  The Mosul House images remind me of the homes of Hispanic and Native American people (Indians) here in Southwestern US, people who are living relatively comfortably even when in poverty.  Here we also have restored historic displays, complete with elderly people representing appropriate cultures. Do you have that sort of thing in Iraq? Your Mosul House images remind me of those of another disaster, the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Your Mosul House images would print beautifully.

Maria Kowalska , April 20, 2011; 03:38 P.M.

On Mosul photos

I love your photos of the old house in Iraq. It's like watching thousands years of culture now falling apart. What a pity!

Thanks for sharing! Maria Kowalska

Samrat Bose , June 19, 2011; 01:11 P.M.


Thank you for your comment on my photo "Three Men". It is surprising how many excellent photographers are there; yet we only come across them by chance. Your comment led me to your portfolio. I must confess that it is quite big and I have not seen most of your photos in detail. Having gone through a few in a bit of depth and others more casually, I have just been through a learning experience. Your love for your roots come through in your photos. We have similar professional backgrounds but I see you have been able to fine tune your photography so very well; certainly much more than I have been able to achieve. Hope to return soon and see the rest of your photos and learn further. Regards.

Chris Pattison , June 29, 2011; 05:54 P.M.

An Education

Hello Saad,

Thanks for critiquing my photo. I've just looked through your portfolio. It's tremendously diverse and interesting. Your Iraq images I find particularly interesting. Keep up the good work!

img splash , July 02, 2011; 04:30 P.M.

Dear Saad,

I was really impressed by the educated and qualified way you commented on my photos. Of course, I looked back and searched to see your portfolio and I am glad because I can see the person who rated my pics is a talented and experienced photograph. I like many of your photos. Thanks again and it will be a pleasure to see you again commenting on my photos, it is the way I can improve my work. Regards

Christine von Diepenbroek , July 03, 2011; 04:20 A.M.


for your very detailed and professionell comments on my portfolio. Your comments are always helpful and interesting.

Thanks a lot and don´t stop with them, I need it

best regards


Stephen Penland , December 01, 2011; 01:09 A.M.

Saad, I've enjoyed your portfolio and the diversity of photographs immensely.  Too many of us Americans have only a one-dimensional view of Iraq fed to us by the evening news, and your photographs help us to overcome that limitation.  Wishing you, your family, and your neighbors the best in the coming year.

Rajnish Duara , December 08, 2011; 08:55 A.M.


Thanks Saad for your comment in one of my photograph. You have a wonderful portfolio. Shall visit you often.

Lynne Mass , December 09, 2011; 11:24 A.M.

Educational Portfolio

Saad- Your portfolio is stunning. I think you have a wonderful eye. Not only are the images well composed, but for an American, they portray a life about which I know very little. I can only imagine that life is difficult with the military conflicts ever present. Nonetheless, you let beauty emerge from the conflict. I would truly appreciate your opinion of my portfolio.

Lester A. Garcia , December 23, 2011; 03:38 A.M.


Yannik Hay , December 24, 2011; 03:31 P.M.


Richard John Edwards , December 27, 2011; 04:08 P.M.

Saad, thank you for your recent comment on my Dickie beach photo. You have a great body of work here, nicely arranged and very diverse. The word that comes to mind is skill, your skill as a photographer is evident in what is presented here. Best regards and all the best for 2012.

Nadya R. , January 23, 2012; 08:02 P.M.

Perfect portfolio with the soul and thoughts.

Alan Klein , January 30, 2012; 11:40 P.M.

Saad:  Your portraits and photos of people are the most revealing.  Very nice work.  Alan.

Drew Bayless , February 02, 2013; 09:32 A.M.

I had a stoke in feb 2007. At the moment I have no voice so cannot speak and as I only have use of one arm, writing is slow and difficult for me. But I love reading your messages, please keep them coming! :----]]

Bob McLean , February 12, 2013; 05:43 P.M.

An incredible study of disillusioned and unhappy people Saad. Well done. Regards. Bob

Bachir Taouti , May 03, 2013; 08:41 A.M.

What I like most about your photographical work is your sensibility and the purpose of the messages you try to convey. Through Mosul it's about the sadness of once upon a time a rich cultural patrimony today in ruins. The first monochrome portraits in your portfolio are very touching and quite tough. You also have so many photos on cultural diversities admirably and skillfully taken. Your work in all is technically excellent and really inspiring. Best Wishes,

Robert Semnic , May 04, 2013; 05:28 A.M.

fine portfolio, especially Mosul. Thanks for comments on my photo

Devon Derksen , June 29, 2013; 07:47 A.M.

Fascinating collection. Some interesting characters here.

Miguel Boyayan , October 09, 2013; 12:35 P.M.

você tem um trabalho bonito, abraços.

David Meiner , August 29, 2015; 09:29 P.M.

I enjoyed viewing your extensive and creative portfolio, Saad. You have some very nice work here and it is a pleasure to have a look. All the best to you.

Ronald Pol , December 04, 2015; 12:28 P.M.


Dear Saad Salem,

Thank you for your kind comment on my photograph, it's appreciated. I checked out your portfolio, beautifull and diverse work.

Kind regards,
Ronald Pol

Gianluigi Albanese , December 11, 2015; 11:59 A.M.

Yours is a great portfolio. Complete and interesting.

hani moustafa , April 30, 2016; 11:54 P.M.

You are the Ostaz

Great and rich portfolio overall. I loved the street collections. You have a great eye to capture beautiful body gestures and natural poses. The B/W collection also shows your sensitive eye to shadows and brightness. However, the two folders from "Al-Mousel", the one that shows the city and the one that shows the old house piece by piece corner by corner are exceptionally tremendous. Iraq has always been a country that I would love to visit as it has always inspired me through its literature, poetry, and architecture. But after viewing one of its greatest cities through your eye, Ostaz Saad, I think I am going to take serious steps to plan a visit next year. Your captions and photo titles carry a lot of stories and true love for places and people. The picture of the TV reporter is a photo essay that made me speechless. You are a true Ostaz. Allah ye'iteek ela'afiah keep up the great work.

Manuela Sousa , June 18, 2016; 01:10 P.M.

Great portfolio

Dear Saad Salen thank you very much for your comment on my photo. Mary Poppins is spreading magic in the air. :) You have great photos. I love specially the photos in the street and the faces. Congratulations!

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