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Dan Eldon Exhibit to CCISD in January
January 23, 2013By Wynette Jameson of Clear Creek High School
In a stunning feat of good fortune, we at Clear Creek High School are happy to announce that upon return from the winter holiday, Dan Eldon’s traveling pop up exhibit http://www.daneldon.org/dan-eldon-pop-up-exhibit/ will be on display in our library January 8-11.The exhibit then travels to Clear Lake HS Jan.14-18, Clear Brook HS Jan.21-25 and Clear Springs Jan. 28-Feb.1. The exhibit will be featured in our amazing library at each of these high schools.
Eldon was a young photojournalist, creative activist, artist who was stoned to death by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993. As we approach that 20 year anniversary of his death, his work brings on a whole new significance. Dan’s art is on permanent display at the Creative Visions Foundation Dan Eldon Center for Activism in Malibu, California. Recent video on EXTRA http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/us/telepictures/extra/090711_ELDON.mov
His art and image appear in several books and videos. Eldon can also be found in a T-shirt line sold at http://daneldon.com. Last spring he was featured in a collection of Tom’s Shoes some of which are still available http://www.toms.com/faces-women-s-classics.
Dan’s work is also being featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston until February in their War Photography: Images of Conflict exhibit http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/warphotography-photographs-armed-conflict-and-its-/
On Dan’s last safari to deliver a Land Rover and money to create a water well for the village, he was accompanied by a stellar crew who have gone on to their own success stories. Some of those fellow travelers were:
Christopher Nolan, director of films such as Memento, Inception and the recent Batman trilogy Roko Belic, director of the award winning films, Ghengis Blues and Happy
Amy Eldon Turteltaub, his sister, who has co-authored books with her mom, Kathy. She hosted the PBS series, Global Tribe and did the film Dying to Tell the Story. She is the co-founder of the Creative Visions Foundation and the mother of Jack and Daniel Eldon Turteltaub. She is married to Jon Turteltaub, director of the National Treasure movies and scores more including Sorcerrer's Apprentice.
Elinor Tatum, Editor of the Amsterdam News in New York City.
Hayden Bixby, professor and Curator at the Cura Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.
Media about Dan Eldon and family
Safari as a Way of Life by Jennifer New (2011)
Dan Eldon: The Art of Life (2001)
The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon edited by Kathy Eldon (1997)
Down the Mississippi: A Modern-Day Huck on America’s River Road by Neal Moore and Cindy Lovell (2012); inspired by Dan Eldon
These are two videos about Dan:
Dan Eldon: Safari is a Way of Life (2008) The profile of a 22 year old Reuters photographer, Dan Eldon,who was stoned to death in Mogadishu, Somalia in July of 1993, while covering the Somali famine.
Dying to Tell the Story (1997) This Emmy nominated documentary studies the motivations of journalists dedicated enough to risk their lives for a story. Follow narrator Amy Eldon on a personal journey to find meaning in the death of her old brother, 22 year old Reuters photographer Dan Eldon.
These are the books published by Dan’s mother. She will be at CCHS on January 10th.
Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are by Kathy / Eldon, Amy / Barnes, Michelle (Illustrator) Eldon (1999)
Dan Eldon: The Art of Life by Jennifer New and Kathy Eldon (Aug 1, 2001)
Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance by Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turteltaub (Dec 20, 2007)
Love Catcher: Inviting Love into Your Life by Chronicle Books LLC Staff, Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon (Jul 31, 2001)
In the Heart of Life: A Memoir by Kathy Eldon (Jun 4, 2013)
Epicurean Delights: TASTES OF KENYA by Kathy & Eamon Mullan Eldon (1987) Specialities of the house from Kenya's finest restaurants by Kathy Eldon (1985)
TASTES OF KENYA by Kathy; Mullan, Eamon Eldon and Moyra Owens; (1985) Dan Eldon Celebrate Creativity by Kathy Eldon (Sep 18, 2013)
More Creek photos.