14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

"The angry children" is one of the most powerful photography Julia Fullerton-batten (Julia Fullerton-Batten). This series is dark but atmospheric staging of works inspired by real stories about children who grew up in the wild or among animals. As found Julia in the process of his research, there are many documented cases of feral children. Lost, lost, and for the most part just left by their parents, the children quickly forgot their identity and adapted to the new conditions of life.

"There are only two scenarios: in the first case, the child remains in the forest, and the second child actually stays at home, but from-for negligent attitude of adults and the constant humiliation he feels more comfortable among animals," explains the photographer.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Lobo, the girl-wolf (Mexico, 1845-1852 year)

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Oksana Malaya, educated dogs (Ukraine, 1991)

Intensive care helped the mother to learn basic social and verbal skills, but at the level of five children. Now Oksana 34 years. She lives and works in Odessa in the house-a boarding school, where caring for cows and horses.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Shamdeo (India, 1972)

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Vanya, a boy-ptitsa (Russia, 2008)

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Marina Chapman (Columbia, 1959)

By the time the girl was found by hunters, she completely forgot human language. Marina was sold into a brothel, but she managed to escape from there. So it was on the street. Then the girl was sheltered by one mafia family. They treated her like a slave. A kind neighbor rescued her and sent to Bogota to visit my daughter and son-in-law. They adopted the Marina, despite the fact that they already had five of their children.

In 1977, the family along with a Marina was moved to Bradford (Yorkshire, UK) where she lives to this day. She married and had several children.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Madina (Russia, 2013)

Father Madina left her immediately after birth. Her 23-year-old mother drank and was often too drunk to care for child in the house is always going to drinking buddies. One day Madina ran away to the Playground when her mother got angry at her once again, but the other children did not accept her due to the fact that she couldn't talk and behaved aggressively. In the end, the girl found his friends among the dogs and stayed with them.

The doctors said that Madina is mentally and physically healthy, despite the fact that she had to experience.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Gini (USA, 1970)

Some time later, Ginny learned a few simple words, but still could not build sentences. Later, the girl learned to read and developed her basic social skills. For some time she lived with her mother, after several years spent in different orphanages where she was beaten and insulted. Jeanie was forced to return to children's hospital. It turned out that she again stopped talking. Funding of treatment of Ginny was discontinued in 1974. About the fate of the girls were not aware, until there's a private detective. He found Ginny in a private facility for mentally underdeveloped adults.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

A boy raised by a female leopard (India, 1915)

Later, he learned to speak and walk on two legs. Unfortunately, the boy gradually became blind from cataracts. But it was not caused by his life in the jungle, the disease was hereditary.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Sujit Kumar, chicken boy (Fiji, 1978)

In the end, Sugita was placed in a nursing home. But because he was behaving aggressively, that for twenty years had been tied the sheets to the bed. Now he is over forty, and the care of Elizabeth Clayton, who took him from the nursing home.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Kamala and Amala (India, 1920)

After they are first caught, the girls slept curled up, snarling, tore off his clothes, not eat anything but raw meat, and occasionally howled. They were deformed tendons and joints in the hands and feet, and the limbs bent. They absolutely did not want to communicate with people. But their hearing, sight and sense of smell was exceptional.

Amala died the next year after they were found. Kamala eventually learned to walk upright and say a few words, but died in 1929 of kidney failure at the age of 17 years.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Ivan Mishukov (Russia, 1998)

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Marie Angelica memmi Le Blanc, the wild girl of champagne (France, 1731)

It was found at the age of 19, she was black, hairy, with long claws. When memmi knelt down to get a drink of water, she repeatedly left lateral views, being in a constant state of combat readiness. She could not speak and only communicate by squealing and screaming. She ate rabbits and birds raw. For many years she did not eat cooked food. Her fingers were twisted, as she used them to dig up roots and clinging, leaping from tree to tree like a monkey.

Recovery memmi from her decade-long stay in the wild has been very successful. She had wealthy backers, she learned to read, write and fluently speak French. In 1747 she became a nun for a while, but then returned to normal life. In 1755, memmi published his biography. She died, being a wealthy lady in Paris in 1775, at the age of 63 years.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

John Ssebunya, the boy-monkey (Uganda, 1991)

John learned to speak and have mastered the necessary social skills. He had a beautiful singing voice. Now he performs with a chorus of "the Pearl of Africa" and toured the world.

14 real stories about children-Mowgli in a beautiful photo project

Victor, the wild boy of Aveyron (France 1797)

Biology Professor decided to check the resistance of the Victor to cold, leaving him in the cold on a snowy day. It had no effect on the physical condition of the boy. Other professors tried to teach him to talk and behave "normally", but to no avail. In the end, he was taken to the Institute in Paris and died at the age of forty years.

Keywords: Education | Jungle | Mowgli | Photographer

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