Holiday Magazine – Number 388: Berlin
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 Berlin Issue
After a trip to Ethiopia in its last issue, Holiday magazine heads for Berlin. Photographers Valeria Herklotz, Paul Kooiker, Olivier Kervern, Tanya and Zhenya Posternak, and Krisztián Éder all draw their visions from the spirit and energy of the German capital, while Thue Nørgaard celebrates the wild grace of Anna Ewers, and Deo Suveera immortalizes the imagery of the city after-hours.
On the writing front, French novelist Aurélien Bellanger discovers Berlin in the footsteps of Walter Benjamin, Jérôme Soligny recalls the sojourn of David Bowie in its streets, Paul-Henry Bizon describes the final days of the Bauhaus, Alban Lefranc meets Rainer Werner Fassbinder nearly 40 years after his disappearance, Max Dax and Robert Defcon deliver a unique oral history of Berlin's techno scene in the 1990s, and Blau International's editor-in-chief Cornelius Tittel takes us through a perfect week in his stronghold.