Holiday Magazine – Number 387: Ethiopia
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND STYLE REVIEW
Holiday is an international, bi-annual publication. The team who conceives, designs and produces the magazine is based is in Paris. It is written in English, but its heart French.
Between 1946 and 1977, Holiday was one of the most exciting magazines in the United States. Renowned for its bold layout, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers, Holiday portrayed 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 of style, length or budget. Some of the most celebrated writing by Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Jack Kerouac and Truman Capote first appeared in the pages of Holiday. At the peak of its acclaim, the magazine had more than a million subscribers.
In 2014, after a thirty-seven year hiatus, Holiday returned at the behest of Parisian art director Franck Durand. This new Holiday remains faithful to the essence, aesthetic and sense of journalistic adventure of its forebear, but in a format that also celebrates fashion. Editorials shot by industry-leading photographers, and emerging talents alike, coexist beautifully with the work of today's top literary voices. And true to its original concept, Holiday still sends contributors afield to produce a portrait of place that is at once intimate and timeless.
The Ethiopia Issue
After a trip to Saint Petersburg, Holiday magazine heads for Ethiopia. Photographers Sean Thomas, Paul Kooiker, Matthieu Salvaing, Quentin de Briey, Krisztián Éder, Douglas Irvine and Oliver Hadlee Pearch offer unique visions of the land of 13 months of sunshine and its people, while Karim Sadli captures the elegance of the Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, founder of the fashion foundation Lemlem.
On the writing front, French novelist Oscar Coop-Phane goes on his first-very memorable-journey to the Horn of Africa; Ethiopian writer Gabriella Ghermandi writes about her return to a country she left when she was 14; Nicolas Zeisler digs up the story of Lucy's discovery; Bridget Cleary investigates the links between Ethiopia and the Rastafaris; Jean-Christophe Collin tells us about the extraordinary Dibaba family; Mariam Senna Asfa Wossen, the granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie, walks us down memory lane; and American writer Thomas Chatterton Williams meets Olivier Rousteing for a deep conversation about race, origins and more.