Meet Chelsea Manning’s official portrait artist

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Ever since Bradley Manning announced her transition to identifying as Chelsea Manning, nearly every outlet has used the same photo to illustrate the incarcerated private: a grainy black-and-white selfie in which Manning sits in a driver’s seat, her face framed by a platinum wig, her expression frozen somewhere between an uncomfortable smile and a steely glare.

That image was never meant for the masses — it was attached to a private email Manning sent to her therapist and her commanding…

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