Archive - MH17 Crash - Five Years On
On the fifth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), we look back at Magnum Photographer Jérôme Sessini’s images of the crash site. His reportage of the tragic event earned him the 2015 World Press Photo 1st Prize for Spots News.
MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, with 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew-members on board. On the afternoon of 17 July 2014, the plane disintegrated over eastern Ukraine. Jérôme Sessini, who had been documenting the conflict between the Ukraine government and pro-Russian separatist rebels, was the first photographer...