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Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an

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Sabiha Çimen Left: A plane flies low over students riding a train at a funfair over the weekend, in Istanbul, Turkey. August 29, 2018. Right: Şeyma walks through the countryside with her best friends, during a (...)
Sabiha Çimen Students sing religious farewell songs, at their graduation ceremony from a Qur’an school in Istanbul, Turkey. April 23, 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Elif (9), a new student at a Qur’an school in Rize, Turkey, wears a hijab for the first time. August 4, 2018. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Farah (14) has trouble memorizing the Qur’an, and needs isolated places to do so, at a Qur’an school in Kars, Turkey. August 26, 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Asya plays with pet birds in her friend Hodja's room, at a Qur’an school in Rize, Turkey. July 7, 2018. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Students play around with a gorilla mask in the yard of an Istanbul Qur’an school, later running through the corridors to scare other girls. June 8, 2017 © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen A plane flies low over students riding a train at a funfair over the weekend. From the series "Hafiz: The Gaurdians of Quran". Istanbul. Turkey. August 29, 2018 © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Girls sing Kurdish songs together at noon break, after prayer, in the backyard of Qur’an school near the sacrificing animal platform in Kars, Turkey. August 23, 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Asya plays with pet birds in her friend Hodja's room, at a Qur’an school. From the series, Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an. Rize. Turkey. 2018. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Melike displays her collection of erasers, at a Qur’an school. From the series "Hafiz: The Guardians of Qur'an". Istanbul. Turkey. 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen | From the series, " Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an " Students sing religious farewell songs, at their graduation ceremony from a Qur’an school. From the series "Hafiz: The Guardians of Quran". Istanbul. Turkey. 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen Kevser, who is shy, uses a palm leaf to mask her face, at a Qur’an school. From the series "Hafiz: The Guardians of Quran". Istanbul. Turkey. 2018. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen | -scaled.jpg A student holds her teacher’s dead fish, at a Qur’an school in Kars, Turkey. August 4, 2017. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
From the series, " Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an " Girls prepare a graduation party in the classroom. From the series Hafiz: The Guardians of Qur'an. Istanbul. Turkey. 2017.
Sabiha Çimen Nehir (18) embraces her soulmate at a picnic in Istanbul, Turkey. July 15, 2018. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen From the series, " Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an " © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen A cafeteria with painted window scenery, in Istanbul, Turkey. December 25, 2019. © Sabiha Çimen | Magnum Photos