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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:

DAN ELDON: SAFARI AS A WAY OF LIFE
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 This unique visual biography showcases previously unpublished artwork from Dan’s acclaimed journals, letters, and snapshots that takes readers on a journey through Dan’s life and beyond, exploring the impact made by this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

3 Comments »

  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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