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Ottó's world crumbles right in front of our eyes

Photographer László Végh first met Ottó, a young Transylvanian shepherd boy, in 2008. Since then, he had been documenting his life and the disappearance of nomadic shepherding in a unique series of photographs.

"We don't care much about mortality stats – we already transported the bodies the previous day."

"Transporter." This is all they say when people ask them about what they do for a living. Some quit after their first day on the job, others make the transition rather smoothly from being a cab driver, a chef, or a waiter – jobs that were all hard-hit by the pandemic. Télizöld Funeral Services allowed us a rare glimpse into the daily realities of their job.