Photography at University Row

The official photographer for the 19th University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup is John Robinson!
John Robinson is an Software engineer with a passion for photography! He has been shooting for 8 years now around the DC, MD, and VA region and running his own photography business for 3 years. He is self taught, learning mainly from following other photographers, reading, and experimenting on his own, and his strong background in electronics and design creativity as an engineer complement his photography. We are looking forward to some of our best event photos yet!
Our 2017 photos have now been posted to our Facebook Page, and can be accessed directly via this link.
High resolution versions of John Robinson’s great photos have also been posted to our Flickr page. Take a look!
The official photographer for University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races 2016 was Brian Rayford with Walkabout Productions. Brian is passionate about capturing a story in all of his photos.  With a background in graphics design, he views photography as a natural extension of his passion for the arts. He donates a large portion of his time to several non-profits in the Washington, DC area, giving back and helping others through the use of photography and video. For more information regarding Brian and Walkabout Productions please visit
Examples of photographs from previous years can be found at
University Row owns all photo coverage taken during event and is free to distribute, sell, trade images as we see fit.

School and Tent Photos

In addition to general event photos, our photographer will be moving from tent to tent for tent and group photos to aid alumni chapters with capturing their unique race day participants.  The schedule will be determined at a later date.

All guests of Anchor Schools, Partner Schools and Participating Organizations should gather near or in the tent in which they are affiliated at 1pm!  This will provide a unique opportunity for you to mingle with fellow alumni and tent-specific guests as you prepare to stage your group photo.  Full tent photos are also encouraged!


West Virginia University Alumni gather for their #URow2015 tent photo!

West Virginia University Alumni gather for their #URow2015 tent photo!


If you didn’t see a group shot of your school’s participants last year, you have even more incentive to gather at your tent this year and make it happen as a keepsake for yourself and your alumni organization to use in future marketing!

Share Your Photos on Social Media

In addition to our professional photographer, University Row highly encourages participants to shoot their own photos and share them via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Use the hashtag #URow2017 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter when sharing your photos! We are also on Pinterest and Snapchat @universityrow.