Two decades after almost a million people were killed in its brutal genocide, Pieter Hugo traveled to Rwanda to understand how survivors were coping from the tragedy in present day. During his visit, he met a man named Steven Gahigi.

When the killing began, Steven fled his home in the Bugesera district of Rwanda to neighboring Burundi. Returning a year later, Mr. Gahigi discovered 52 members of his family were dead. Most of them, including his sister, were slaughtered in the first week of the 20th century’s final genocide.