Pictures at an Execution

Two weeks ago, the world's media were flooded with bloody, unforgettable images from South Africa: two white, neo-Nazi militiamen -- wounded in a gun battle with black troops in the black homeland of Bophuthatswana -- were executed in front of a crowd of stunned photojournalists. What was it like to record this brutal scene? Time's Johannesburg bureau chief Scott MacLeod asked several of the photographers involved.

James Nachtwey, TIME: "I assumed the army would come up and arrest the ((militiamen)) and take them to the hospital. No one thought they were going to be killed. We thought they were safe because...

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