Doctors can not separate all conjoined twins Carmen and Lupita will be connected to their lives. The photographer Annabel Clark has noted how the two cope with their everyday lives.
Three years ago met the photographer Annabel Clark, the two Siamese twins Carmen and Lupita for the first time at a photo shoot for a non-profit organization. The two sisters impressed the photographer: She went to Carmen, Lupita and her mother Norma at her home in New Milford, Connecticut.
When they arrived, the Twins beat somersaults, whizzed through the area and skillfully played piano together – Lupita with the left hand, Carmen, right. She was expecting that the daily life and the essence of Carmen and Lupita would differ significantly from that of their peers, Clark said the “New York Times”. “But when I saw them for the first time, I was surprised. Their difference seemed not onerous impact on their personalities.”
Carmen and Lupita are now eleven years old. At the age of two years, the two came with her mother Norma from Mexico to the United States – in fact, in order to undergo an operation. But the doctors quickly realized that they could not separate the two. The interference was too dangerous. For her mother had this message once a shock, but she wanted to spare her children a life with disability.
The two girls have grown together at the lower spine – what their doctors, according to a separation impossible. Each of them has two arms. The two legs they share with each girl in control of one of the two legs does.
Unlike other siblings were the two girls, here during a routine check at the doctor, never argue with each other, Clark has been observed.
Playing in the outdoors, perhaps it is also beneficial to the harmony that distinguish the characters of the two girls. Carmen is the more dominant and aufgewecktere says Clark. Lupita, the animals and loves stories with happy endings, rather shy and reserved.
Identical twins result from the division of the fertilized ovum. In these Siamese twins is incomplete, the embryos remain connected to each other in different ways: In some, only the outer tissues grow together, or other organs have shared a common metabolism. Adhesion’s are most commonly the chest, rarely are the bodies connected to the head.
The two sisters are used to working together – because others can only marvel. With her photographs, photographer Annabel Clark wants to capture the essence, especially the two girls who are so close and intimate with each other.
For several years she followed the lives of two girls, which is still marked by childlike ease. But how they will cope with her growing up? Will they find a way to realize their dreams – every man for himself, yet in common? The two identical twins born in 1811 Chan and Eng Bunker from Siam (now Thailand), after which the malformation was named, were both married and had several children.
Carmen and Lupita Who knows, it closes the heart. Foreigners are often only once inhibited, insecure and awkward as they cope with the deformity is best. “Those who met the two sisters on the street is safe once tried to stare,” says Clark. To be polite, you would probably avert their eyes, however. Just opposite this convulsive bias the photographer wants to tackle with their shots.
“I want people to look to give permission and to get in touch with these people, to discover how normal they are. There’s nothing frightening, nothing depressing. It should look fine,” Clark said of the “New York Times “.
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