David Muench

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David Muench (born June 25, 1936 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American landscape and nature photographer known for portraying the American western landscape.[1] He is the primary photographer for more than 50 books and his work appears in many magazines, posters, and private collections.


David Muench is a landscape photographer who worked for Arizona Highways magazine for more than 50 years.

A freelance photographer since the 1950s, David Muench's formal schooling includes the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, The University of California at Santa Barbara and the Art Center School of Design, Los Angeles, California.

In 1975, David Muench was commissioned to photograph 33 large murals on the Lewis and Clark Expedition for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri, including 350 smaller photographs to accompany the murals.

David has two children. His son, Marc, is a successful photographer in his own right, specializing in landscape and outdoor action photography. His daughter, Zandria, is a freelance photographer, specializing in animals, nature, and landscape.


  1. ^ Goetzmann, William H. (2004). "Grand Teton NP: A Place Called Jackson Hole (Chapter 18)". National Park Service:Grand Teton Natural History Association. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 

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