Sabiha Çimen born in Istanbul, Turkey, divides her time between Istanbul and New York City. A self-taught photographer, she focuses 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 awards in 2020 include the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant, W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant, and World Press Photo Award for Long-term Projects. She also became a Magnum Nominee member in 2020.