T. H. Watkins (1936-2000) was the Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University and a contributing editor at Audubon magazine. He was the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books, including The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in Amer ica and Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography in 1991 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He also wrote more than three hundred articles and book reviews for some fifty journals, magazines, and newspapers, including American Heritage, Wilderness, Smithsonian, Audubon, National Geographic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He served as writer, advisor, and commentator for various PBS documentary series, including "The West."
Muench has been photographing America for more than 30 years.