Maryam Eisler was born in Tehran in 1968, and emigrated to Paris at age 10. She holds a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College (1989) and an MBA from Columbia University (1993). 


Maryam is a former board member of Wellesley College and sits on the advisory board of the Columbia University Global Centers.

She also co-chairs Tate’s MENAAC Acquisitions Committee and is a member of the Tate International Council. Maryam is a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery, an Ambassador for Unseen Photo Fair, sits on the advisory board of Photo London, also sits the advisory council of Delfina Foundation and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet photography prize. 

Maryam is a contributing Editor to LUX Magazine. She has additionally contributed both photographically and editorially to Harpers Bazaar ArtHarpers Bazaar Interiors, Vogue Arabia and Vanity Fair ( 'On Art' - UK).

She has held Executive Editorial roles for several Thames and Hudson publications to include Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and their Studios, Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces and London Burning: Portraits from a Creative City among many more. Her book,Voices: East London for which she is both author and photographer was published in November 2017.

Maryam's photographic work is represented by London-based gallery, Tristan Hoare and NY-based gallery Harper's Books .

Maryam has additionally shown at Photo London, at Unseen in Amsterdam and at The Dallas Art Fair.​