Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning's DNA

Taylor Harris, Reuters, July 11, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around thirty three-dimensional portraits of Chelsea Manning, created using the DNA of the transgender U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for leaking classified data, will greet visitors at eye-level at an exhibition opening in New York City next month.
Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg based the portraits on a range of possible facial variations generated by software that analysed DNA samples sent her by the former intelligence analyst when she was behind bars.
Manning, 29, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.
Other than one mugshot, photos of Manning were prohibited while she was in custody.
The exhibition by Dewey-Hagborg and Manning at the Fridman Gallery in Manhattan shows portraits of her with different colour eyes or skin tone. Manning seems more masculine in some of the depictions, and in others more feminine in the show titled "A Becoming Resemblance."