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:


Johnson Chapel in the hill in autumn

Amherst College Photo Library

Photoshelter provides public access to a large selection of campus photos. Browse the galleries or search by keyword. 

NOTE: Additional photos are available on Flickr.

Photoshelter Quick Search


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.

Maria Stenzel

Maria Stenzel

Photographer/Photography Services Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Jiayi Liu

Jiayi Liu

Assistant Photographer

I provide technical and administrative support in visually presenting Amherst to the world. I am responsible for photographing events, coordinating and executing photo requests such as faculty and staff portraits, post-production, and online archiving, among other responsibilities.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As director of digital communications since 2015, I lead the creative team responsible for producing online, 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 IT on projects involving mobile apps, digital signs and online directories, and work with Advancement to support its digital communications endeavors.

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers