Private Tour of "Imagining Tina" with Maryam Eisler '89

The Wellesley Club UK organized an exclusive view of Maryam Eisler's ('89) second solo exhibition, Imagining Tina: A Dialogue With Edward Weston. This private tour was given by Maryam and was hosted by Tristan Hoare. 

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Attendees were able to see the exhibition and hear from Maryam about her motivation for the series and her creative process.

The exhibition consisted of 19 sensual monochrome prints. For this series, Maryam reimagined the passionate love affair between the great American photographer Edward Weston and fellow photographer, muse, lover, and activist Tina Modotti. Eisler aimed to relive Edward and Tina’s revolutionary and bohemian “Mexico“ years, all the while imagining Tina through Edward’s intimate gaze. Eisler’s camera seeks the sensuous while painting contours with shadow and light.

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Maryam Eisler '89

Maryam Eisler is an Iranian-born, London-based photographer and editor. She holds a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Maryam co-chairs Tate’s MENAAC Acquisitions Committee and is a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery, an Ambassador for Unseen Photo Fair, sits on the advisory board of Photo London, and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet photography prize. Maryam is also a contributing Editor to LUX Magazine (Conde Nast) and has made a number of photographic and editorial contributions to Vanity Fair on Art, LUX, Vogue Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harpers Bazaar Interiors . Her latest book, Voices East London (Thames and Hudson) and 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.