Janet Hamlin

Biography
Janet Hamlin has been the only courtroom sketch artist for the Guantanamo Bay military commission hearings from 2006 to the present time. She has sketched hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Omar Khadr, and David Hicks. Because cameras are not permitted in the courtroom during detention hearings, Hamlin’s work provides the only visual representation available. When one detainee who had just pled guilty demanded that sketches of him not be released, Hamlin staged a four-hour sit-in until the authorities relented. She has published a book of her work under the title Sketching Guantanamo.

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