About the Turkish Magnum photographer, Sabiha ÇIMEN (b. 1986, in Istanbul)

Sabiha ÇIMEN  is a self-taught photographer, focusing on women, Islamic culture, portraiture and still life. She graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with an undergraduate degree in International Trade and Finance, and a Masters degree in Cultural Studies. World Press Photo Foundation Joop Swart Masterclass in 2018. Her Master’s thesis on subaltern studies, which includes her photo story titled ‘Turkey as a Simulated Country’, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2019. In 2020, she became a Magnum Nominee member. Sabiha ÇIMEN lives and works in Istanbul and New York.

Photo books by Sabiha ÇIMEN

'Hafiz' (2021)

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For her book 'Hafiz', Sabiha ÇIMEN documented the life at Koranic schools for girls in Turkey for three years. A return to schools as she once visited them with her twin sister. The title refers to someone who has memorized all 604 pages of the Holy Quran
198,00 € Weight 0.8 kg

  • 2018: PH Museum, Women Photographers Grant, 3rd Prize
    2019: Gomma Grant, Honoarble Mention
    2020: W.Eugene Smith Fund recipient; Canon Female Photojournalist Grant; World Press Photo, Long-Term Projects, 2nd prize