Lauren Vied Allen is a visual creative focused on food and travel photography as a means of gaining a larger understanding of cultural identities and enriching her community. She documents culinary traditions, food, people and the crossroads where they collide to create compelling photographic stories. 

She is the editor and co-founder of The World In A Pocket, where she is committed to exploring the world through the lens of a dumpling. 

Lauren is currently based out of Durham, North Carolina.

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Bon Appetit

W&P Design


Extra Crispy

Bit & Grain

Duke Kunshan University

Short Stack Editions

Little Sous

Ungraded Produce

Southern Living

The Local Palate

Texas Monthly