Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in territorial extension, with 8,514,876 km2. The country has a 7,367 km coastline, bathed in the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The contour of the Brazilian coast increases to 9,200 km if the projections and indentations of the coast are considered.
There are 99 ports and maritime terminals along brazillian coast.
In cargo handling, ocean transport between ports of different nations, called long-haul transport, is the most used type of navigation, with 823.98 million tons transported in 2018. There is also coastal shipping, which is coastal transport between ports or points in brazilian territory, that handled 230.74 million tons in the same period, while the movement in the interior of the country handled 60.32 million tons in 2018.
The Port of Santos, is a state port located in the Santos estuary off the coast of the State of São Paulo. In addition to being the second largest in the country in handling by tonnage of cargo, it is the largest in handling of containers.
In 2016, it was considered the 39th largest port in the world for handling containers, according to the ranking of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), being the busiest in Latin America. In fact, of the 133 million tons of cargo transported by containers, about 10% of the cargo transported, the Port of Santos is responsible for almost a third of the total.
About Renato Stockler
After an intense afternoon downpour, I went into the street where my parents lived and, in wonder, watched the spectacle that the sun imprinted everywhere in shades of orange. I must have only been about three years old but I can remember, until this day, how I was enchanted by the glittering reflections on the wet floor.
The years passed and I had contact with many of the different realities that such a vast and complicated territory like that of Brazil has. Disturbed by the origins of inequality and other social issues, I decided to study journalism. In the Faculty of Social Communication, I had the privilege of receiving a critically discerning formation committed to contemporary society. It was there that the sense of wonder at light and form, dormant since childhood, was reawakened by contact with the fundamental principles of photography.
As a graduate, I produced photographs for newspapers, books, editorial publications, branding content, portraits, documentary and corporate portfolios, sustainability studies for impact assessment consultants, and other companies as well as doing photography direction for audiovisual projects, films, documentaries, series, and entertainment. Through their links to human rights, economy, education, and urban issues, many of these projects have allowed me, and indeed continue to allow me, to search for a deeper understanding of our times.
Today, I continue to be motivated not only by the capacity of light to convert something commonplace into something extraordinary but principally by the possibility of creating documents and contemporary narratives about environmental, behavioral and humanitarian concerns. In conjunction with commercial projects and due to popular initiatives and the practices and positive agendas of some organizations, photography and audiovisual projects have become the central expressions for the realization of a very clear purpose: to construct narratives by respecting and listening to those who experience different realities within the same territory.
That is the place that photography occupies in my creative process and where I deposit my attention and critical observation.
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