Photo and caption by Yun-Fei Tou
11:44am, 06/13/2011, Taiwanese public animal shelter, time until merciful death: 40 minutes. These images record the last moments of life for some dogs found in public pounds run by governmental agencies in Taiwan. These portraits are taken on the very day in which the animal depicted is about to be put down or mercifully killed. In viewing these specific images, one looks directly into the eyes of the dog and the dog looks back. Death is eminent and all that is asked of the viewer is to recognize the common bonds and to honor the resemblances between our lives.