In American Cowboys, renowned French photographer Anouk Masson Krantz travels tens of thousands of miles from New York City across the United States to dive deeper into the world of the cowboy culture. Her photography reveals the real lives and communities of this largely overlooked and elusive part of the world.
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.