The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon

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Chronicle Books, 1997 - Art - 224 pages
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; travelled through Europe, Africa, Japan, and the United States; 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. His is no ordinary journal; it is an astonishing collage of photos, drawings, words, maps, and clippings that reveals his strange and vivid life. The Journey is the Destination is 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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It is difficult to rate and review a scrapbook journal of someone's life, especially when that person died tragically in the prime of a beautiful and promising youth. The lost potential of Eldon's ... Read full review

The journey is the destination: the journals of Dan Eldon

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Photojournalists who risk their lives while on assignment in dangerous circumstances are often unsung heroes. In 1993, Dan Eldon was a 22-year-old Reuters photographer covering the severe famine and ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Kathy Eldon, the mother of Dan, is a film producer, media consultant, and journalist. While living in Kenya, she published several books of cookery and travel. She is the editor of "The Journey Is the Destination" and, with her daughter Amy, author of several journals. She lives in Los Angeles.

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