Tracey Noelle Luz is an artist and activist celebrating and encouraging 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 in 2009 in Havana. Luz returned to the states in 2010 and co-founded UnBlock the Rock, a grassroots organization that brought Cuban heavy metal to the United States.  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.

In 2016, she created Unapologetic, an open liberation testimonial photography project for women to stop apologizing for events or aspects of their life that hold them back.

Between 2010 and 2018,  she worked as a videographer and photographer, having her work published in Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed. She also founded Honey and Moon Photography with with Eric Harvey Brown, a wedding and family photography company..

Since returning to public education in 2017, Luz has been studying liberation and abolition, participating in local campaigns, painting and writing to prepare for her next big project. Stay tuned.

You can reach her at traceynoelleluz@gmail.com.