Kathy Eldon at the Frontline Club

There was an excellent discussion held last night at the Frontline Club on the role of and obstacles faced by freelancers in reporting war by a woman who arguably knows more than any other, Kathy Eldon.

Kathy’s son, Dan a photojournalist, was killed in Somalia in 1993 by an angry mob following an American helicopter attack on a civilian building thought to hold a Somali warlord. He was aged just 23.

Since his death Kathy has been instrumental in bringing his work to a wider audience and inspiring a new generation of ‘creative activists’ through her foundation Creative Visions. Last night she gave a talk on her son’s continued legacy and her new memoir In the Heart of Life.


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