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Holiday Magazine

Holiday Magazine – Number 390: The Detroit Issue

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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 Detroit Issue

Detroit is no longer the capital of the car industry but a city that embodies the revival of urban farming. Even so, its nickname—Motor City—remains an apt description of its present-day reality as a vibrant city thrumming with idiosyncratic tales and legendary songs, as described in this issue by Arthur Dreyfus’s sprawling travelogue, Rebekah Farrugia’s saga of Detroit’s women MCs, Marc Zisman's account of Motown’s milestones and a rare interview with local house-music legend Moodymann.

Photographers Chris Rhodes, Adam Peter, Jonathan Frantini and Olivier Kervern wandered through the streets questioning enduring perceptions of the city to fashion unique new images. Gabriel Moses takes us on a one-of-a-kind journey into the neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit, while Sam Rock and Emmanuelle Alt offer a double tribute to David Cronenberg and the mechanical heritage of an ever-changing city whose song is not about to fade away.