Showcasing the enduring traditions around ranching and rodeo life from an outsider’s perspective, Anouk Masson Krantz: “American Cowboys” reflects the greatest virtues of America’s heritage. Krantz captures the lives and surroundings of American cowboys with 100 images from her solo journey across America, providing an inspiring homage to the pioneering spirit and its enduring strength that is alive and well in today’s modern world.
Krantz’s images share a fresh perspective of the enduring cowboy culture, the families, men, women, children and rodeo and ranching communities in the heartland of the great American West. Renowned for her large-scale contemporary photography and use of space that defines her elegant, minimalistic style, the international photographer and author has developed several notable bodies of work, including “West: The American Cowboy” (2019), “American Cowboys” (2021) and “Ranchland: Wagonhound” (2022).
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A French fine-art photographer and author based in New York City, Anouk Masson Krantz is best known for her American Western work. She has logged more than 125,000 miles traveling the West by herself in her quest to reveal the authentic daily lives of humble and virtuous American cowboys. Masson’s photography has received worldwide acclaim, including the 2023 Western Heritage Award for her latest artbook, “Ranchland: Wagonhound”.
Raised in France, Krantz moved to New York in the late 1990s. After years of work in the consumer luxury market, she began pursuing photography full-time in 2001. Her photographs have received International Photography Awards and International Monochrome Awards and can be seen in prominent galleries and museums worldwide.
In addition to “Ranchland”, which includes a forward by noted naturalist and author Gretel Ehrlich, Krantz’s books include “Wild Horses of Cumberland Island”, “West: The American Cowboy”, and “American Cowboys”, with a forward by famed writer/director/producer Taylor Sheridan.
Krantz carefully selects projects to compel her audience to step back from the noise and confusion of today’s rapidly changing world for a moment of peace and self-reflection. Her work has been featured in publications around the world including The Times, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and Departure.
Anouk Masson Krantz: “American Cowboys” reflects the virtues and heritage of the great American West through captivating photography.