Fotostrecke: Flüchtlinge und ihre kostbarsten Gegenstände

09.8.2013
Willy
Fotografie

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Das ist einfach eine ganz andere Welt. Uns hier geht es größtenteils super. Wir haben viel, müssen nicht hungern und vor allem sind wir nicht auf der Flucht. Wenn uns jemand fragen würde, was unser kostbarster Gegenstand wäre, würde das sicherlich nicht so aussehen wie bei den Flüchtlingen, die der New Yorker Fotograf Brian Sokol geknipst hat. Diese zeigen in der Strecke ihre wichtisten Besitztümer. Von Wassertank, über Schwert bis zum Gehstock. Tolle Fotos mit einem traurigem Hintergrund.

New York-based photographer Brian Sokol captures insightful portraits of Sudanese, Syrian, and Malian refugees who have unfortunately been forced to flee from their homes, grabbing what they could with them, in a series for the UN Refugee Agency called The Most Important Thing. The collection of black and white images present an eye-opening look into the lives of these people who have few possessions to call their own.

Sokol, who dedicates his time and efforts to documenting human rights issues, manages to encapsulate the devastating circumstances that these displaced people have been forced to endure while allowing viewers to reflect on their own good fortunes. Each individual in the series holds a precious possession, often a tool or container for survival or perhaps a token of spirituality, exemplifying their priorities and dire situations. Even the few that hold an accessory (like a watch), remind us that it is their one luxury item as they live in exile.

Blue Nile Refugee Portaits: The Most Important Thing, Part 1

The Most Important Thing: Syrian Refugees

Blue Nile Refugee Portaits: The Most Important Thing, Part 1

Blue Nile Refugee Portaits: The Most Important Thing, Part 1

The Most Important Thing: Syrian Refugees

Mehr Bilder hier.

© by Brian Sokol

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Willy Dr. Lima

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