Photography at Amherst

The Office of Communications tells the story of Amherst College through original photography. Guided by our editorial policy, we prioritize coverage of major events and campaigns that impact the broadest possible audience, the academic community, the physical campus, and student life initiatives outside of the classroom.

Photography requests for smaller, more targeted situations (e.g., individual or group portraits, affinity-based events, visiting lecturers in departments or programs), are handled on a case-by-case basis. If we are unable to work directly on your project, we can identify either a student or a professional freelance photographer.

Photography Resources

  • Existing stock photography of campus is available in our photo library. If you need access to a broader selection, please send an email request to:
  • We maintain an active Flickr account.
  • The Athletics department maintains a separate Athletics Flickr account.
  • Photos are available from our Amherst in Pictures curated slideshows that highlight Amherst’s events, people, and places.
  • Photography requests can be submitted through our photography request form. If we are unable to prioritize your project, we can work with you to identify either a student photographer or a professional freelance photographer.
Students holding welcome signs jump into the air on the quad at Orientation

Photography Request Form

If you would like to request a photographer for an event, need a portrait taken, or otherwise require a photographer, please fill out our request form.

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Aerial view of the baseball fields and the athletics facilities at Amherst College

Drone Photography & Videography

Do we have a drone? Yes. Licensed pilots? Yes. Can our drone take photos & videos? Yes. Do you have a drone that you would like permission to use on campus? First, review the policy. Then contact us.

Maria Stenzel

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Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications, I lead the creative team responsible for producing digital, print, photography, and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. I also collaborate with staff in departments and programs across campus to support their digital and print-based communications projects.

In addition to a B.A. in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, I hold an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Contact me about related to digital, print, photography, or video projects. 

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