Vale S.A. is a Brazilian mining corporation and the second-largest mining company in the world with operations in 34 countries. It is the largest producer of iron-ore, pellets and second largest of nickel. Vale also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, alumina and aluminium.
Throughout 2012/2013, we traveled the world photographing Vale's operations in order to create an exclusive image bank. Looking beyond the obvious, we aimed to reveal unique encounters between places and people that have become part of the history of Vale. These stories were compiled in a photobook, produced in limited edition and sent to investors, friends and business partners.