The Office of Communications provides coverage of major college events, such as Convocation and Commencement, as well as the Amherst website, Amherst magazine, e-News and other publications. 

For departments or individuals seeking on-campus photographic coverage, the Office of Communications offers several options:

  • If you are looking for existing stock photography of campus, please visit our Flickr set or request access to our database of images by sending and email to:
  • Contact the College Photographer, Maria Stenzel by calling (413) 542-2320, or email:
  • Certain athletic events, major college events and performances are also photographed by the Office of Communications and made available through Flickr.
  • If you would like to hire a photographer, please contact the Office of Communications by calling (413) 542-8444 to discuss details, or email

Maria Stenzel

Photographer/Photography Services Manager

Takudzwa D. Tapfuma

Takudzwa D. Tapfuma

Assistant Photographer

As the Assistant Photographer, I provide technical and administrative support in visually presenting Amherst to the world. I am responsible for covering events, coordinating and executing photo requests such as faculty and staff portraits, post-production, and online archiving, among other responsibilities. I am a recent graduate (2017) of Amherst College.

Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications since 2015, I lead the creative team responsible for produing online, print, photography and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. The Digital Communications Team enhances and develops the College's website, photographs special events and daily activities, records major speakers and develops unique short videos about the Amherst community, and designs a range of publications, from posters to brochures to annual reports.

Contact me if you have questions, requests or suggestions related to web, print, photography or video. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers