Jeremy’s story, Frozen War, is an anthology of memories and dreams that Georgians have shared in their recollections of a past they are unwilling to let go, in their poignant thoughts about life, and in their tenacious march into the future. They hold dreams as their shields in a country still suspended in a vexing predicament that is neither war nor peacetime.
An exhibition of Jeremy’s work in Georgia will be presented at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 May. He was one of 5 winners of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC) inaugural Young Reporter Competition.
Jeremy returned today from the Republic of Georgia on a trip sponsored and organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross. His story, Home, about the struggles of the poor in Manila won him a place as one of 5 winners in the ICRC’s Young Reporter Competition 2010. He will be presenting his stories [...]
I was frankly quite surprised when the call from Switzerland came to notify me that I won the competition. After I was told that I was one of 12 shortlisted—and after the long-distance phone interview with a panel of judges which I was convinced I completely mangled, I was torn between hope (that I would actually win), euphoria/confidence (of winning), and despair (of not daring to expect to win).