Artist, advocate, veteran and survivor, Julia Grey has built a meaningful life from the ashes of tragedy. Her focus as a photographer and author is advocacy. To date, Grey has taken on: PTSD, childhood sexual abuse, mental illness, homelessness and life as a transgender woman. Simultaneously, her pioneering work with open shutter photography is changing the way photos are made. Artists that influence her work include Caravaggio, Mapplethorpe, and Man Ray, among others. Ms Grey may be found in her metro Las Vegas apartment where she lives and works in isolation. Her work can be found in private and public collections in the United States and United Kingdom.