Dan Eldon

February 22, 2011

Chronicle is releasing “Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life”, due out April, 2011. If you’re not familiar with “The Journey is the Destination”, a collection of Dan’s illustrated journals, Chronicle is also releasing a paperback version of this classic book. “Journey..” was the first art book to introduce me to journaling and it still holds a special place on my bookshelf. Dan Eldon, a photojournalist and journaler, was killed in Mogadishu in 1993. His journals leave behind a portrait of an adventurous and creative young man. From Chronicle books:

Photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the astonishing illustrated journals that would form The Journey is the Destination when he lost his life at age twenty-two while on assignment in Somalia. He also bequeathed a life story that has inspired students, teachers, artists, and creative activists—as well as a forthcoming film, an apparel line, and the Spring 2011 collection from Tom’s Shoes. Raised in Kenya, Dan grew up with a unique outlook on life. Through adventurous safaris and benevolent crusades around the world, he crafted a philosophy of curiosity, creativity, and charity. This unique visual biography showcases previously unpublished artwork from Dan’s acclaimed journals, letters, and snapshots that takes readers on a journey through Dan’s life and beyond, exploring the impact made by this remarkable artist on everyone who has encountered his story.

visit chronicle books
visit the Dan Eldon organization


  1. I am super excited about this new book. His books will always have a special place on my shelves.
    I have high hopes for the film, as well.

    Comment by kelly kilmer — February 22, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

  2. I’m excited to check this one out! Do you know about Jennifer New’s Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art? It’s a great visual journal book - endlessly inspiring.

    Comment by Maggie — February 25, 2011 @ 9:19 am

  3. Now I do Maggie. Just checked it out at Amazon. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Jason Thompson — February 25, 2011 @ 11:27 am

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