Photo captions, also known as cutlines, are a few lines of text used to explain or elaborate on published photographs.
Captions more than a few sentences long are often referred to as a "copy block". They are a type of display copy. Display copy also includes headlines and contrasts with "body copy", such as newspaper articles and magazines.
- For captions being known as cutlines, see Evans, Michael Robert. The Layers of Magazine Editing Columbia University Press, 2004, p. 285.
- The Art of Editing, by Floyd K. Baskette, Jack Z. Sissors, and Brian S. Brooks