Marilyn Stern is a New York City-based photographer working in fine art and editorial photography. Her work has been widely exhibited and published in the U.S. and in Europe. She has published two books: Kval! Die Walfänger der Lofoten (The Whale Hunters of Lofoten) and Masked Culture: The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, a long-term group project. She is represented in the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and numerous private collections.

Since the mid 1990s, Marilyn has worked almost exclusively in photo-assemblage. She developed and taught the class "Beyond the Single Image" at the International Center of Photography in 2001. She is currently on the faculty of New York University and New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts. She is compiling an anthology of composite photography.

Marilyn Stern is also a writer. She has authored one book (Kval!) and numerous articles on photography, travel, culture, science and business for Photo District News, The World & I, Travel Agent, MD and other magazines.

Marilyn was the photo editor of a national business magazine, Across the Board.

She holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Brown University, with photography classes at Rhode Island School of Design. Her training also included assisting over 20 commercial photographers in New York City.