Anouk Masson Krantz:
American Cowboys

Reflecting the virtues and heritage of the great American West through captivating photography.

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).

Sponsored by

City of San Antonio
Debbie and John T. Montford
Jan McCaleb Elliott
Jessica Elliott Middleton
Texas Commission on the Arts
Wagonhound Land & Livestock Co.

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About the Artist

Anouk Masson Krantz, a French photographer based in NYC, is celebrated for her portrayal of the American West. She’s explored over 125,000 miles solo, capturing the genuine lives of American cowboys. Her work has earned international acclaim, including the 2023 Western Heritage Award for “Ranchland: Wagonhound.”

Originally from France, Krantz moved to NYC in the late ’90s. After years in luxury marketing, she shifted to full-time photography in 2001. Her images have won prestigious awards and are displayed globally.

Apart from “Ranchland,” featuring a foreword by Gretel Ehrlich, Krantz has authored books like “Wild Horses of Cumberland Island,” “West: The American Cowboy,” and “American Cowboys,” with a foreword by Taylor Sheridan.

Krantz’s projects offer a pause from today’s rapid changes, encouraging reflection. Her work has been featured in renowned publications worldwide.

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