Third Place DefinitionThe third place is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. Ray Oldenburg (The Great Good Place, 1989) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. Oldenburg calls one's "first place" the home and those that one lives with. The "second place" is the workplace - where people may actually spend most of their time. Third places, then, are "anchors" of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.
All societies already have informal meeting places; what is new in modern times is the intentionality of seeking them out as vital to current societal needs. Oldenburg suggests these hallmarks of a true "third place": free or inexpensive; food and drink, while not essential, are important; highly accessible: proximate for many (walking distance); involve regulars - those who habitually congregate there; welcoming and comfortable; both new friends and old should be found there.
Scenes from past events (Janaki Ranpura performing, Andrea Jenkins singing karoake):
All of my vast archive (thousands) of images, which were all shot with film, is available for purchase. However I no longer make traditional darkroom-based prints, so prints sold now are made with a hybrid analog/digital process, referred to as “digital C-Prints,” made by White House Custom Color.
In order to have a digital C-Print made, though, I have to scan the negative and then have corrections made through Photoshop (I only make have minor adjustments made, the same as you would make in a traditional darkroom.) But only a portion of my archive has been scanned. The prices below are for prints that have been scanned. For un-scanned prints add $30 (regardless of size). For info on which images are scanned contact Wing. Visit our online gallery to see all photos that are digitized and available.
Also, in an effort to make my work accessible, I have a two-tier pricing system, one for individuals and one for institutions. Institutional prices are double the individual prices (in all sizes). I do not edition any of my images; all are available in unlimited edition.
Price List For Individuals, Scanned Images (Institutional Prices are Double)
16 x 20 $300
8 x 10 $30
11 x 14 $75
12 x 18 $150
20 x 24 $450
20 x 30 $600
30 x 45 $90040 x 60 $1200
48 x 72 $1500