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
- 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