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The Journey is the Destination

The Journals of Dan Eldon

By Dan Eldon,Edited by Kathy Eldon

8 x 10-1/2 in; 224 pp;
Full-color images throughout, 2 gatefolds, Map
Hardcover
August 1997
ISBN 9780811815864
ISBN10 0811815862

SKU# 9780811815864

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By the time he was twenty-two, Dan Eldon had led a relief mission across Africa; worked as a graphic designer in New York; studied (intermittently) at four colleges; traveled through Europe, Africa, Japan, and the US; founded a charity for Mozambiquan ref...
The Journey is the Destination


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The Journey is the Destination

By the time he was twenty-two, Dan Eldon had led a relief mission across Africa; worked as a graphic designer in New York; studied (intermittently) at four colleges; traveled through Europe, Africa, Japan, and the US; founded a charity for Mozambiquan refugees; directed a film; written a book; started up his own photography business; and become a photojournalist for Reuters news agency, covering the famine and civil war in Somalia. There, in 1993, he was killed in an eruption of mob violence while on assignment. In a world of rules and regularity, Eldon was a renegade, a risk-taker, and an adventurer. But, despite all his travels, he knew that the interior landscape is the only one truly worth exploring, and this is the journey he dedicated himself to recording. His is no ordinary journal; it is an astonishing seventeen-volume collage of photos, drawings, words, maps, clippings, paint, scraps, shards, and trash that reveals his strange and vivid life. The Journey is the Destination offers a selection of pages from these extraordinary journals, at once the vision of an artist in his prime and the unrestrained outpourings of a young man just beginning to live.

 

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8 x 10-1/2 in; 224 pp;
Full-color images throughout, 2 gatefolds, Map
Hardcover
August 1997
ISBN 9780811815864
ISBN10 0811815862
Dan Eldon was born in London in 1970 and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. His photographs of Somalia's brutal famine, published in newspapers worldwide, helped trigger the world's conscience. Eldon was stoned to death by a Somali mob reacting against a UN bombing in 1993.

Kathy Eldon is co-producing both a feature film about her son's life and a documentary about journalists who put their lives at risk to tell a story. She lives in Los Angeles.


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10/11/11| C. Fletcher
I was first introduced to this book about 8 years ago and it is still one that I share with friends today. Dan Eldon's journals inspired me to look at Art in a whole new way and also prompted me to keep my own journals.
This is a beautiful and fascinating book that you can go back to again and again and always find something new.
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