Safari as a Way of Life
By Jennifer New
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811870917, 208pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Categories: Personal Memoirs
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 This unique visual biography showcases previously unpublished artwork from Dan's acclaimed journals, letters, and snapshots that takes readers on a journey through Dan's life and beyond, exploring the impact made by this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.
Jennifer New is the author of Dan Eldon: The Art of Life. She has worked extensively with Dan Eldon's family and friends to research his life story. Jennifer lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
"Will intrigue high school students, who will be fascinated by this adventurous spirit and the tragedy of a life cut short" - School Library Journal