The Most Important Thing: Sudanese Refugees (13/15)

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Eighty-five year old Torjam Alamin poses for a portrait in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, South Sudan on August 7th, 2012.  When war came to Sudan's Blue Nile State, Torjam first fled his village of Ahmar, hoping to find safety in neighboring Kukur.  However, the conflict followed him there, and he and his family left Kukur during the night, carrying next to nothing with them...The most important things that Torjam was able to bring with him were the plastic bottles he holds here.  One carried drinking water, the other cooking oil.  "All I could carry was this, and an ax.  We couldn't bring much, and even had to leave some other old people behind."..Note: Pictured refugees hold the most important single item which they carried with them from Blue Nile.  The photographer's intent is to follow up and complete a matching series in several months to see what the most important item in their new lives is.
Eighty-five year old Torjam Alamin poses for a portrait in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, South Sudan on August 7th, 2012. When war came to Sudan's Blue Nile State, Torjam first fled his village of Ahmar, hoping to find safety in neighboring Kukur. However, the conflict followed him there, and he and his family left Kukur during the night, carrying next to nothing with them...The most important things that Torjam was able to bring with him were the plastic bottles he holds here. One...
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