Omaha Portraits is a portrait series of North Omaha, specifically the black community of Omaha by photographer LaMont Hamilton. Hamilton is a Chicago-based photographer and recent Bemis Center resident — these 37 portraits were produced during his residency. The portraits are displayed in the Carver Bank and will be in storefront windows surrounding the intersection of 24th and Lake Streets.
According to Hamilton, “The intention of this work is to show the richness and diversity of black Omaha. By displaying the images in North Omaha — making the community the ‘art,’ and displaying the ‘art’ to the community — I hope to reflect a community filled with history and pride. North Omaha is Omaha. This is Omaha. These are Omaha Portraits.”