About NCAA Photos

This website provides access to a photographic archive of NCAA championship events and the opportunity to order Championship Prints. Beginning with the 1994 fall season, every official NCAA championship -- men's and women's, in each division -- is represented. In addition to the current championship images, NCAA Photos also offers an extensive portfolio of pictures from over 60 years of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, the Final Four.

Our exclusive collection from photographer Rich Clarkson, who has covered 60 national championship basketball tournaments since 1952, represent some of the most significant moments in Final Four history. NCAA Photos does not cover regular season and playoff competition, mostly only the championship game in each sport. We would suggest contacting the local newspaper where those events were held to obtain photos of those non-championship events.

NCAA Photos is managed for the National Collegiate Athletic Association by Clarkson Creative, a photography and publishing firm based in Denver, Colorado. The firm was founded in 1987 by Rich Clarkson, a longtime leader in American photojournalism. The company provides photography, video, imaging and design services for a variety of clients as well as creates and manages a variety of photographic projects. NCAA Photos does not handle video for the NCAA and video requests should be sent to the NCAA directly.

Shooting for NCAA Photos

NCAA Photos commissions photographers from across the country to document NCAA Championship events. If you are professional photographer interested in working with NCAA Photos, please send a portfolio or samples of your work to Jamie Schwaberow, Director of NCAA Photos via email: jschwaberow@ncaaphotos.com


For those interested in entering the field of sports photography or polishing their skills, Clarkson Creative conducts a Sports Photography Workshop every summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This workshop is held in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee and is made possible through the support of Nikon USA and other partners. NCAA Photos, Sports Illustrated, Getty Images and others use this workshop as an opportunity to find new talent.