by Anouk Krantz
Photographer Anouk Krantz spent five years in the American west, coming to know multi-generational ranch families and admiring their work ethic, integrity, devotion to family, and sense of place. Her stunning black-and-white photographs document the real-life world of cattle round-ups, rodeos and country culture.
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, and with heartfelt contributions from Jon Pardi, Red Steagall and others, 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.
- Publisher: Images Publishing (October 31, 2019)
- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1864708394
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.2 x 14.2"