Richard Boll

Whilst driving from Cape Town to Luderitz in Namibia, I followed a road sign to a cemetery in the desert, where I spent time taking photographs. People started to gather for a funeral and a woman from the group asked if I would photograph the ceremony. I agreed, and felt privileged to be able to document such an intimate scene. These images were taken in March 2007 and I rediscovered the images in my archive in May 2021.

In a year when travel has been hugely restricted due to the Covid pandemic, it has created an unexpected opportunity for me to revisit and reflect upon images from my archive.