Liliet Rosa Reyes was born and raised in a little town in the eastern part of Cuba. Her upbringing gave her a particular way of seeing art, closer to a more raw and real Caribbean feeling, that later led her to photography as her preferred form of creative expression.
Moving to New York City in 2013 awakened Reyes's curiosity as to how different cultures interact in the United States. She started creating portraits, most of which were shot on film, that capture the essence of a time of great change. Empowering women and documenting African-American culture are some of the topics found in her work.