Miguel Proença (b.1984, Porto) is a documentary photographer currently based in London. In 2018 he completed the MA in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, as a recipient of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship. He graduated in Audiovisual Communication Technology from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (2011) and studied at Portuguese Institute of Photography (2009). His projects address contemporary subjects, mainly focusing on identity along the peripheral landscape. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the prestigious MACK First Book Award with his project The Buzzer, which examines the changing identity of the post-Soviet space in the Baltic States and resulting confrontation with neighbouring Russia. In 2015 he was the recipient of VSCO Artist Initiative grant which led to a collective long-term project surveying Europe’s borderlines. He works on commissioned projects for a range of clients and regularly exhibits his work. In 2015 he co-founded COLECTIVO, an experimental research platform focused on storytelling.