I came across a pup on the street staring at the pavement blankly. I bought it 2 pesos worth of dog food and tried to feed it some water, but she wouldn’t take. The pup was full of fleas and ticks and looked like it was blind. With some help, my girlfriend and I asked someone walking past to drive her to a vet in a nearby town. She tried to get out of the car, but her legs gave out, forcing her jaw into the curb. Yesterday we heard from the driver the dog had a neurological disease and had to be put down.
When death lingers, is it appropriate to take photos of a subject for photojournalism sake?