Maral was born in Tehran and is currently based in Paris. Multilingual and multicultural with a background in media, fine arts, human sciences, and project management, she is currently freelancing, and a member of Me-Mo magazine.
Maral was a photo-editor and special assignments editor of the international news agency Agence France-Presse for the past six years.
Maral has worked in photo-agencies as a photo-editor, translator, archivist, photographer, multimedia and assistant director, as well as documentary film projects as producer and project liaison offer (National Geographic Channel). She has had experience of fieldwork and project management positions with NGOs (Aina World, Webistan). Has worked and lived in conflict zones and other difficult conditions (Afghanistan, post-elections in Kenya, Mali, India, Iran, Egypt...). Maral has also been a regular contributor as an editor and translator for magazines and exhibitions globally (Nouvelles de Kaboul/News from Kabul, Revu Almanach, Polka, etc.).