Miguel Proença was born in Porto, in 1984. He is 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, focusing on identity along the peripheral landscape. His latest project examines the changing identity of the post-Soviet space across the Baltic States. He works on commissioned projects and regularly exhibits his work. In 2015 he co-founded COLECTIVO, an experimental platform focused on storytelling.