Mike Marvins MPhotogCr (Master of Photography-Professional Photographers of America) is a fourth generation professional photographer from Houston, Texas. He holds the highest honors, The Fellowship, from both the American Society of Photographers and The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. His photographs are in the collections of, among others, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Amon Carter Museum, The Harry Ransom Center-University of Texas, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Texas State University and the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. His works have been exhibited in such diverse venues as the Old Jail Art Center-Albany Texas, The Museum of Western Art, The Museum of Natural Science, Houston, The British House of Commons, The Grace Museum and the Cultural Palace, Beijing, China. Marvins’ prints and murals, primarily of Texas and the West, are in numerous public, private and corporate collections. He is the author/photographer of Texas Big Bend; A Photographic Adventure (Bright Sky Press 2009 ) and Texas Hill Country; A Photographic Adventure, released by Texas A&M Press in October 2018. One hundred percent of his author’s royalties for Texas Big Bend go to the Big Bend Conservancy, and his royalties from the Texas Hill Country book will go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Mike has been visiting and exploring in the Hill Country since he was a child. For the past fourteen years, Mike and his wife, Mickey divide their time between Houston and their home in Ingram, Texas.