Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose prolific career includes assignments in 70 countries. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” McNally has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. McNally is masterful at lighting and is known for his large-scale production work, in addition to his vast storytelling experience which stems from assignment work for legendary publications such as LIFE and National Geographic. His work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership.
Director (2 Credits)
Watching the Earth Melt Away2019
The Dance of Memory2018
Bachelor's of Science in Journalism and a Master's of Science in Photojournalism.
1970 – 1976
Iona Preparatory School
1966 – 1970
July 27, 1952
Montclair, New Jersey
New York City
I went to five different grammar schools.
Your camera didn't go to art school.
Imagination is the most important piece of equipment I have in my bag.