End of the Journey

Life in Africa during wartime

Dan Eldon was born in London but raised in Kenya during the '70s and '80s, when much of Africa was shrugging off England's maternal rule in favor of independence. His charitable nature and interest in aiding others led him to refugee camps, which were flooded with Somalis fleeing the famine in their own country. Eldon ended up in Somalia as a photographer, documenting the havoc for Reuters and helping to publicize the crisis to the Western world. In 1993, shortly after the UN and U.S. forces mistakenly bombed a building believed to house a warlord, Eldon was killed by anti-Western rioters. Journey: Dan Eldon's Images of War and Peace, a traveling exhibit composed of Eldon's photographs, journals and personal belongings, is on display at Webster University's May Gallery (8300 Big Bend Boulevard; 314-968-6997 or www.webster.edu) through Friday, September 19, as part of Webster University's International Year of Human Rights. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and admission is free.
Aug. 29-Sept. 19, 2008

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