DEEPI AHLUWALIA is a food and travel writer & photographer, columnist for Life & Thyme, and co-author of A Woman's Place (March 5, 2019; Little, Brown and Company). Her background in art direction and pastry arts guides her work in commercial and editorial photography, recipe development, and culinary storytelling.
As an art director, Deepi worked with a wide range of clients on local and national advertising campaigns. Her love of food and travel opened the doors to the culinary world, helping her develop a deeper understanding of food culture, ingredients and techniques while working in professional kitchens. Photography and writing became tools for creative expression, coalescing all her passions under one umbrella.
Deepi holds a B.A. in Communication from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is also a graduate of Miami Ad School (Art Direction) and The French Culinary Institute (Pastry Arts). Deepi lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
LIFE & THYME MAGAZINE
Since 2014, Deepi has been a regular contributor for the culinary storytelling magazine, Life & Thyme, which covers global stories about the emotions, struggles, successes, history, craft and issues that surround food culture. Deepi's quarterly column, Bone Deep, digs into her curiosities about food, exploring its historical and cultural significance.
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Compartés Chocolate / ENZO Organic Olive Oil / Españolita Trips / Felix Trattoria / Hangar 1 Vodka / Harmonica Agency / Hour One Agency / Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams / KCET / Life & Thyme Magazine / Los Angeles Athletic Club / McConnell's Fine Ice Creams / Mono Agency / Mother's Market / Organic India / Planned Parenthood / Tastemade / Walmart
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2019 A Woman's Place (Little, Brown and Company)
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2018 Doyennes of Photography LA, Castelli Art Space
2018 Standard Vision Showcase + Month of Photography Los Angeles, SVLA1 Screen at L.A. Live
2018 From Her Lens, RPA & Gallery 2525
2017 Doyenne: Female Force in Food – benefit for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
2017 The Golden Temple, Photo L.A.
2016 Berlin Foto Biennale
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RECOGNITION & AWARDS
2018 Runner Up, Women Seen By Women, Julia Margaret Cameron Award
2017 Finalist, Julia Margaret Cameron Award (10th Edition)
2015 Finalist, Julia Margaret Cameron Award (7th Edition)