©1998 Joe McNally
Rwandan Skulls
VideoUnquestionably one of the most disturbing assignments that McNally ever received -- and actually lobbied for -- was to cover the aftermath of the tragic mass murders in Rwanda where more than one million Tutsis people (in a country of only 10 million people) had been massacred by the Hutu tribe. There, in the abandoned Ntarama Church, more than 500 human skulls had been neatly laid out for display, as a memorial to the dead.

The most difficult aspect of the shoot, he says, was confronting the fact that not all of the skulls were of adults: "The hardest thing to take was the fact that there were small skulls on the table and you knew how they died because you could see the fractures in the skulls from the machetes."