Essay "Troopers"


Men and their horses. Long distances to be traveled. Ride. Travel. Carry goods. This is the life of the tropeiro. Freedom. Responsibility.

The vastness of the Brazilian territory won in the company of horses. Life in motion.

Lots of comings. Lots of twists. Many goodbyes. Many re-encounters. A sequence of similar days in different landscapes.

They overcome solitude in the company of other troopers, creating their own rituals, playing and reminiscing their songs, their traditions. They embrace each other.

Companionship. Camaraderie. Long ways strengthen the bonds between these men.

Many days on the road increase pride by the work they do. Many days on the road make it even more important to maintain their traditions, that which makes them unique and that forces them to return.


São Paulo - Brasil