About

 

Rockaway Beach, Sept 2016 Photo by Michael Colucci
Rockaway Beach, Sept 2016 Photo by Michael Colucci

Tracey Noelle Luz is a photographer and film maker who focuses on the tenacity of people to imagine and manifest their own liberation.

Luz directed “They Will Be Heard” a feature length documentary on Cuban metal band Escape  coming out in 2019. After shooting the film in Havana between 2009 and 2010, Luz returned to the states and co-founded UnBlock the Rock to bring Cuban heavy metal to the United States for the first time in history.  Joining forces with film producer Monica Hampton (He Named Me Malala, Fahrenheit 911, Tickling Giants), writer David Peisner, and legendary metal guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament, they successfully brought Escape from Cuba to perform at SXSW in 2013 when the relationship between Cuba and the United States was still under a 59 year old blockade.

Currently, she is photographing “Unapologetic“, an open liberation photography project where women write testimonies “unapologizing” for events or aspects of their life that hold them back. Luz collaborates with them to design a portrait of the new, unapologetic women. To participate, please go to unapologeticwomen.com

Tracey is a co-owner of Honey and Moon Photography, a wedding and family photography company. Luz uses her ability to craft stories and create compelling imagery for small businesses, creating branded content through Spread Your Fire Productions. 

You can reach her at traceynoelleluz@gmail.com or 973-868-6393.