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A man wears a white gee and black belt. About 14 civilian college-age men and women, some sitting, some standing, but none wearing a gee, are grouped near him. They watch; some have note pads out. Warm day (attire), green grass, white sky - probably spring in the Midwest. Formal buildings in the background, possibly a college campus. The gee man strikes a serious pose with two hands extended downward as if shoveling; empty hands, no weapons, so possibly karate is his martial art.  He is not being shown great respect, which he thinks he deserves, only interest and perhaps amusement. -Steven A. Bluhm

A martial arts demonstration out on the big lawn - could be part of the "big expo" seen in the first photo, a cultural diversity expo perhaps? -Jim Dailey

It looks like a university sponsored event having to do with martial arts instruction. Could be part of freshman orientation where someone gives a talk about activities available on campus. And the reason is that it seems to be amixed audience. Probably members of students families are there with them. -Kitty Robles

Upon first viewing, I thought perhaps this picture was taken during Quad-Day. However, if it were Quad-Day, I would expect to see more tables and/or stands set up on the Quad and a significantly larger crowd. On Quad-Day, there would typically be less green space as people and stations
generally consume the Quad in its entirety. Perhaps the photo is of a martial arts demonstration, or perhaps, as suggested by the presence of papers/pamphlets, the photo represents an informational session on a martial arts program available in the Champaign-Urbana area. Due to the presence of many people in the background, classes might have just ended, and passing period may have begun. However, I find it unusual that people appear to be focused on the periphery of the Quad, whereas I usually see people scattered across the Quad at all its intersections; I wonder what time of day it
is and how that might effect how and why people are situated on the Quad. -Nicole Ortegòn

You might consider:

- What seems to be taking place in the picture (i.e. an
   event, an activity, etc.).

- What in the scene leads you to your conjectures?

- Describe the environment, setting, or ambiance.

- Consider the people in the picture.

- What do observe about them (i.e. in terms of age,
   attire, etc.)?

- How do you think the people are related to one

- How does your perception of the people and setting
   relate to your overall understanding and 
   interpretation of the scene?