Published quarterly by The Center For Documentary Studies, Duke University.
Between 1994 and 1998 I planned, cofounded, and edited DoubleTake Magazine (with Robert Coles). I edited DoubleTake between 1995 and 1998, the premier issue through the twelfth, leaving the magazine in 1998 to begin a photographic project on Cuba that would become The Idea of Cuba.
The Premier Issue of DoubleTake was published in the summer of 1995. Here is an excerpt from the editors’ story of that issue. “With this first issue of DoubleTake we welcome you to what we hope will become a community – all of us devoted to the written word and to the visual image, to renderings of the world as it is and as it might be. With this issue we begin to convey our assumptions, reveal what we hold dear, and suggest what it is that has prompted the creation of another magazine. DoubleTake exists because we wanted to find a home where image and word would have equal weight, where photographers and writers have equal license to wander and to wonder: a home that welcomes poets and novelists, photographers and journalists, short-story writers and essayists, some of whom are known, and some of whom are unknown, and all of whom recognize the power of narrative to reveal and then to transform.”