Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

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

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

More by Nicole Beckert

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation