Explore an extraordinary visual legacy at fall art and photo exhibition at Oakland University
October 1, 2012: DAN ELDON was among a group of five journalists attacked by an angry mob during the Somali famine of 1993. He and three others were stoned to death.
Eldon, who died at 22, left behind a rich body of work — photos, journals, paintings and sketches — that pose considerations about war, peace, activism, and the ethics of reporting conflict.
Inspired by Dan’s life, his family chartered the Creative Visions Foundation to help others use media and art to create meaningful change in the world around them. The curated collection of Dan’s work, which recently began traveling the world, continues to reverberate with viewers. This October, it arrives at Oakland University.
THE JOURNEY EXHIBIT at OU features Dan’s work as a series of related events. All are free and open to the public. The artwork is on display in the Oakland Center Fireside Lounge and throughout the Oakland Room corridor, from October 9-30th.
Special events include:
OPENING RECEPTION at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Lake Superior Room. Screen the 44-minute version of “Dying to Tell the Story.” Snacks provided.
“DYING TO TELL THE STORY,” 90-minute full version screening at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Gold Room A. POLITICS OF AFRICA panel discussion with OU Model U.N. students and Political Science faculty at noon
Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Fireside Lounge.
SPONSORS include Oakland University Journalism, The Oakland Post, WXOU, OU Student Congress, OU Model U.N. and Kids Who Care.