NYC-SPC Presents Camera Work: Sabiha Çimen

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NYC-SPC Presents Camera Work: Sabiha Çimen

Join us for our next installment of Camera Work featuring Sabiha Çimen and her new book, HAFIZ published by Redhook Editions.

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Contact Gallery 302 Morgan Ave B2 Brooklyn, NY 11211

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About this event

Sabiha spent three years photographing Girl Quran Schools in five cities in Turkey, a subject that she knows very well since she attended the same schools when she was a teenager with her twin sister. After becoming a photographer, she returned to those schools to work on her project that has now become the subject for her first book.

Books will be available for sale for $75 or can be ordered online here.

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Artist Bio:

Sabiha Çimen was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1986. She is a self-taught photographer, focusing on women, Islamic culture, portraiture and still life. Çimen graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with an undergraduate degree in International Trade and Finance, and a Masters degree in Cultural Studies. 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.


Magnum Profile

Awards include:

W.Eugene Smith Fund recipient 2020.

Canon Female Photojournalist Grant – 2020.

World Press Photo, Long-Term Projects, 2nd prize – 2020.

PH Museum, Women Photographers Grant, 3rd prize – 2018

Gomma Grant, Honorable Mention – 2019.

Other activities:

World Press Photo Foundation Joop Swart Masterclass – 2018

Çimen became a Magnum Nominee member in 2020.

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