The Journals of Dan Eldon

The Journey is the Destination:  The Journals of Dan Eldon, 

from the jouranls of Dan Eldon, by Kathy Eldon

Hardcover, used, from our "Biographies and Memoirs" category.

The Journals of Dan Eldon

  • The Journey is the Destination, the Journals of Dan Eldon, is written by Kathy Eldon, based on the journals of Dan Eldon.

    Hardcover, used.

    Dan Eldon lived more in twenty-two years than most people do in eighty.  He traveled through four continents, led expeditions across Africa, wrote a book, worked as a graphic designer in New York, made a film, and became a respected photojournalist - all before his sudden, violent death in Somalia.


    As a young man of American and British parentage growing up in Africa, Dan Eldon always had an instinct for helping others.  At the age of 19, aware of the plight of refugees in Malawi, he launched the Student Transport Aid, and he and his friends drove across five African countries to hand-deliver the money they’d raised to a refugee camp in the middle of a war zone.  Along the way they witnessed examples of sublime beauty and extreme hardship.  The trip changed the lives of everyone involved.


    After graduating from high school, Dan chose to continue to travel, meeting up with a group of young journalists who shared his curiosity about the world around him, but had found a way to live it in a professional capacity.  Dan traveled with them into Somalia.  At the age of 21, he became the youngest photojournalist ever to work for Reuters. 

    An artist, Dan kept vibrant journals of his photographs and paintings, a witty commentary on the world around him.


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