Answer: Referencing Photos and Pictures

F.A.Q. #2


I am doing a poster for an ecology project. My teacher wants the inclusion of footnotes. If I use photos from the newspaper on the poster, do I have to footnote the photos (from what paper, date, photographer, etc.) on the bottom?

Thanks for your help.


Since a photo is also protected by copyright laws, it is necessary to mention its source, unless it is a copyright-free photo.  Here’s what your footnote or endnote should mention:

Photographer or agency’s name, “title of the article between quote marks (if the photo was part of an article)”, in newspaper’s name in italic letters, city where the journal was published, publisher’s name, date (month, day, year), page number. 

Also, don’t forget to include this reference in your bibliography section as well.


Citing a Book Written by Numerous Authors

Citing the Back Cover of a Book

Endnotes’ Procedure and Number of References

Footnote for a Foreword

Footnote Regarding an Expert Author’s Paragraph

Footnotes and Copyright Protected Documents

Footnotes and Direct References

Footnotes and Official Letters

Footnotes and Punctuation Marks

Footnoting a Citation from a Translated Book

Numbering and Continuation of Footnotes

Positioning of the Number

Proper Reference for the Transcription of a Conference

Proper Use of the Ibid. Terminology

Quoting a Book’s Section Written by a Single Author

Quoting from a Dictionary

Quoting from a Website

Reference for a Scholar’s Lecture

Reference for an Essay Published in a Book with Many Authors

Referencing Photos and Pictures

Two Footnotes in a Single Sentence

Using a Source More Than Once

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