Nebraska Authors

Brad Iwen

Omaha native and professional photographer Iwen founded the Blackstone Business Improvement District in Midtown Omaha and has been a leading figure in urban revitalization and landmark conservation there. His 2016 "Midwest Food Stories" project was a multimedia project that included photographs, video and a limited edition cookbook that featured 11 local chefs. The project opened with an art show at The Pella At Blackstone, a venue restored by Iwen.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Photography; Videography; Omaha--Culinary History; Omaha--Urban Redevelopment


Bachelor's Degree, Commercial Photography, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO
Also studied Visual Journalism at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, CA


Professional Photographer


Blackstone Business Improvement District


Midwest Food Stories. 2016.

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