Magnum Nominee Sabiha Cimen Shows Something Mainstream Media Doesn’t

All images are used with permission from Sabiha Cimen on behalf of Magnum Photos.

Magnum Nominee Sabiha Cimen is based in Turkey. She’s doing what many religious people would call, “Fighting the good fight.” Sabiha is working to show the world a completely different side of Islam. The religion is unfortunately misunderstood due to the media’s portrayal. One could look at the photo and easily replace the women in the scene with any other person. Depending on your media consumption, you’ll probably feel different things from the photo, but Sabiha’s work shows just how normal these people really are. And best of all. this photo is part of the Magnum Square Print Sale currently happening. We talked with Sabiha about this photo a bit and her motivations with photography.

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