Captions for group photos in newsletters and books usually appear in a
format that puzzles me. It seems the standard convention is to list FRONT
ROW first, then MIDDLE ROW, then BACK ROW last. I find it more logical to
list the BACK ROW first, and the FRONT ROW last in an effort to
graphically map to text to mimic the photo.
Absolutely. This is the way our school pix were always done.
Why on earth would anyone list front row first?
I would make an exception when the photo is composed of a group where the
princlples appear in the front row (ie, the officers of a club). The
captions for these photos would appear front row first.
Even in those circumstances I would stick to listing people in the map
order in which they appear, and use bold or small caps for the