Wild Horses of Cumberland Island

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Anouk Masson Krantz; Oliver Ferguson (foreword)

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The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 11 in x 14 in
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 150 b&w

RRP $75.00

  • Exceptional fine art photography 10 years in the making of the landscape and wild horses of Cumberland Island by a celebrated and award-winning photographer, Anouk Masson Krantz
  • An insider's exploration of a remote getaway off the coast of Georgia (site of the wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette) once owned by the Carnegies and now owned and operated by the National Park Service
  • A book focused on the world of wild horses, photography, island life, and capturing a past time in the modern day
  • A beautiful tome for collectors and design enthusiasts for its rich and awe-inspiring imagery with a narrative story to match

A longtime favorite getaway for America's most influential families, Cumberland Island, off the Atlantic coast of Georgia, offers breathtaking white-sand beaches, rolling dunes, old-growth oak forests, and salt marsh tidal estuaries. At the center of it all is a population of horses that has thrived, untouched for generations, within this serene sanctuary. In Wild Horses of Cumberland Island, photographer Anouk Masson Krantz has captured the dramatic scenery and majestic horses as they have never been seen before. Her images show the remarkable animals in their naturally diverse ecosystems. A lone horse on a distant beach; four creatures peacefully grazing; a shy animal peering over its shoulder from a brushy thicket - Krantz's portfolio, built over the last decade, is an intimate reflection not only of Cumberland Island's exceptional beauty and spirited horses, but of the history and the safekeeping that have allowed both to flourish.

Born and raised in France, Anouk Masson Krantz moved to the United States in the late 1990s. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography and has developed several notable bodies of work, including the wild horses of Cumberland Island. Krantz's work has appeared in prominent galleries and earned accolades from the International Photography Awards and International Monochrome Awards.

Oliver "Mitty" Ferguson is a descendent of Thomas Carnegie, whose family came to Cumberland Island in the late 1880s, and owner of the island's only accommodations, the world-renowned Greyfield Inn.

What the press have said about this book...

"The defining characteristic of most horses in the world is their confinement, with limitations and restraints constantly forced upon them. See these wild horses firsthand, living unbridled and free in nature."Luxury Travel Magazine

"The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island, a book full of poetry that captures the shots of the 150 wild horses living in one of the most beautiful islands in the United States."Vanity Fair Italia

"Her photos of these beautiful animals on an island in the East Coast of the United States so far unknown to us are immensely gracious."Equestrian Passion

“Embracing the island’s raw elements in all of its seasons, Krantz has created a body of work that delivers to the viewer the profound and varied emotions that the island so profoundly inspires.”  Land Magazine

"The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island captures the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Cumberland Island." - Harper's Bazaar Romania

"Cumberland Island is an idyllic hideaway for American royalty - and majestic stallions. The beasts are also the subject of a stunning photography book, Wild Horses of Cumberland Island, by Anouk Krantz." - Town & Country US

"Photographer Anouk Krantz falls in love with this pristine place and its equine residents." - Mother Nature Network

“But despite the hardships she faced while chasing the perfect shot (including a wild boar chase and a near-death experience), Krantz insists that experiencing the magic, mystery, and purity of Cumberland Island firsthand—and then sharing it with the world—made it all worthwhile.”Town & Country Magazine

“Cumberland Island is an escape for a select few influential and wealthiest families seeking the ultimate in decadent natural beauty and utmost privacy.” -South Magazine

“These awe-inspiring images reflect not only the horses’ beauty and that of the island, but of the history and safekeeping that have allowed both to flourish.” -Vacations & Travel Magazine

“For 10 years, photographing the horses has been the project of Connecticut based photographer Anouk Masson Krantz, who made  frequent trips to the island to capture images of the wild animals in their environment.” -Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Combining Krantz’s evocative photography with a compelling narrative, this  beautiful volume brings to life a landscape of white sand beaches, oak forests,  dunes and salt marsh  tideal estuaries.” -Town & Country UK

“It is the combination of the island’s extraordinary beauty, rich history and the enduring  legacy of these majestic horses that creates the ultimate escape that exudes a simple sophistication.” -Outlook Traveler

“For the past 10 years, Darien photographer Anouk Masson Krantz repeatedly visited  the island, which is under the auspices of the National Park Service, to capture images  of its foliage and the horses.” -Connecticut Post

“If long walks through nature are your thing, you’ll love Cumberland Island, just off the  coast of the US state of Georgia.” -Discovery

“With stunning photography, a new book gives an up close look at some of Georgia’s most majestic residents.” -Garden & Gun

“Photographer Anouk Masson Krantz has long been entranced by these horses, and  she has made dozens of visits to the island over the years, photographing the  majestic animals against the backdrop of Cumberland’s dramatic natural scenery.” -Parade

“Cumberland Island is one of the few places where one can see feral horses roaming free.” -Jacksonville

“The horses eat, play and explore together away from any human interference. These majestic beasts are the star attraction for visitors to Georgia's peaceful Cumberland Island.” -Daily Mail

“Distinguished photographer Anouk Masson Krantz displays the depth of one of Georig’a most astonishing ecosystems in her latest photo book.” -The Atlantan

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