Tracy Keza joined the MASS Kigali Office in February 2020 as a filmmaker. For the past year, Tracy has been creating digital media for the Rwanda Institute of Conservation Agriculture. With an academic background in Environmental Science and minor in Photography, from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Tracy hopes to use the power of visual storytelling and filmmaking as a tool for the fight for justice and equity.
Prior to joining MASS Design Group, Tracy worked at 72andSunny as a creative resident where she and nine other artists created a collaborative storytelling platform to address mass incarceration and the challenges formerly incarcerated people face upon re-entering society. As a documentary photographer and multimedia artist, Tracy Keza uses a cross between fine art and documentary photography to challenge existing stereotypes of the “other.”
In January 2016, Tracy was selected as the artist-in-residence for Studio Revolt, an award-winning collaborative media lab currently engaged in international collaborative work. Her photography-based project “Hijabs and Hoodies” was being incubated with Studio Revolt and was activated in the Washington DC area in the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s CROSSLINES: A culture lab on Intersectionality.
Tracy is a participant in the African Conservation Voices Media Lab (Rwanda, 2021), an initiative by Jackson Wild and African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) which provides mentorship, training and resources for early to mid-career African video storytellers who have a demonstrated passion for conservation. She also participated in a 7-week online Jackson Wild editing masterclass with Candice Odgers.