WEST: The American Cowboy
The ranching communities in the heartland of the great American West may be a long way from New York City, but renowned photographer Anouk Masson Krantz has been drawn back time and time again to explore this largely unfamiliar and overlooked part of the world. In West: The American Cowboy, Anouk revisits this enduring iconic symbol of America’s pioneering spirit. Set out in a stunning large-format book, the pages within inspire with a fresh and contemporary perspective of the American West. Along with the cowboy’s ranching traditions comes a life built around the core values and faith that are central to their integrity. Long admired for their strength, relentless work ethic, and humble values, the forgotten American cowboy is alive and well, and has never stood in such stark contrast to the rapidly changing nation that surrounds them.
Earning wide acclaim for her incredible fine art work exhibited in galleries and published in the bestselling Wild Horses of Cumberland Island (2017), also by IMAGES, West: The American Cowboy is another artful, intimate study of the American character and their sense of place, and is a unique collection of works brought together by this award-winning photographer and storyteller.
Born and raised in France, Anouk Krantz moved to the United States in the late 1990s. Living in New York, she completed her high school at the Lycee Francais and earned her bachelor degree while working for a lifestyle magazine. Following college she worked at Cartier’s corporate office in New York that oversees the Americas. Anouk later studied at the International Center of Photography and has developed several notable bodies of work, including Wild Horses of Cumberland Island and West: The American Cowboy. Her work has appeared in prominent galleries and museums, and earned accolades from the International Photography Awards and International Monochrome Awards. Her books and her art have been praised by international publications, such as Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Daily Mail UK, and Garden & Gun, among many others.