The most important thing that Shari, 75 was able to bring with her is the stick she holds. “I’ve had this stick since I went blind six years ago,” she said. “My son (Osman, 40) led me along the road with it. Without it, and him, I would be dead now.”
While on assignment for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), photojournalist Brian Sokol developed this project, entitled The Most Important Thing, that features portraits of individual refugees with a single most important personal belonging.