Holiday is an independent travel magazine founded in 1946. Renowned for its bold layout, literary credibility and ambitious choice of photographers, Holiday has interpreted the world like no other periodical. The premise was simple: send a writer and photographer to a specific location and ask them to capture their vision of the place without constraints on style, length or budget.
Interrupted in 1977, the publications resumed thirty-seven years later, in 2014. Holiday she returned at the behest of the artistic director Franck Durand. The magazine stays true to the essence, aesthetics and sense of journalistic adventure of its ancestor, but in a format that also celebrates fashion. Editorials shot by industry-leading photographers and emerging talents coexist beautifully with the work of today's best literary voices. And true to its original concept, Holiday he still sends collaborators to produce a portrait of a place that is both intimate and timeless.
Holiday is a semi-annual international publication based in Paris.
It is written in English, but its heart is French.
389 - THE CUBA ISSUE
At first glance Cuba is an island like any other, an expanse of land surrounded by water, but in reality it is a place like no other, with its unique history, its people, its beauty and its scars. Since its mysteries and truths can only be grasped from the inside, Cuban writers Leonardo Padura, Wendy Guerra and Karla Suárez have made their voices heard in this issue of Holiday, while journalist Ed Augustin has taken a meet the Cuban people. Among other articles, the story of the Buena Vista Social Club told by an insider and an ode to the documentary by Agnès Varda Salut Les Cubains.
Photographers Adam Peter Johnson, Olivier Kervern, Alexandre Guirkinger, Jean Marie Del Moral and Philip-Daniel Ducasse offer their unique views of the island and its people. Sam Youkilis entered the daily life of the islanders to make the videos accompanying this issue, while Emmanuelle Alt and Thue Nørgaard joined forces to offer us a tribute to Cuban women and their ardent desire for freedom.