Lauren V. Allen is a visual creative focused on food, travel + culture photography who also loves to immerse herself in video + virtual reality. She is a perpetual lover of traditions, edibles, people and the crossroads where they collide to create a visual story. Her eclectic mix of documentary + fine art photography invoke nostalgia while stirring together simple, organic storytelling images welcoming you into a genuine + authentic experience.
Her work has recently appeared in The Local Palate, Short Stack Editions, Bit & Grain, Incipient VR, + Duke Kunshan University. She has won awards from SXSW, CPOY, and UNC's 37th Frame in addition to attending Mountain Workshops and the Carolina Photojournalism Workshop. She also leads photography workshops at School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proud UNC Tar Heel + Daily Tar Heel alumna.
Lauren is currently based out of N.C. + Dallas, T.X.