‘Hiraeth’ USW MA Documentary
23 September 2018

‘Hiraeth’, USW MA Documentary Photography Graduate Exhibition
October 4-7 2018, Truman Brewery T4 – 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR
Opening: October 4, 6-11pm

Photograd Spotlight 2018
7 September 2018

‘The Buzzer’ was selected by Verity Adriana (Assistant Lecturer of Photography at Coventry University) for the latest Photograd Spotlight.

Source Magazine Graduate Photography 2018
15 August 2018

‘The Buzzer’ was selected by ⁦⁦Alicia Hart (Photo Editor, AMVBBDO) for Source Graduate Photography 2018.
Check the supplement in the magazine and on website.

“His work is an investigation into ‘The Buzzer’. These regions have a mythic quality about them and show us a world that is now part of the European Union and its long-standing relationship with Russia. This is a long-term project that he wishes to develop into a publication by 2020. Each photograph is beautifully composed: he has a respectful gaze for his subjects and his images are poetic. I admire Miguel’s dedication to produce a long-term body of work about this region.”

BJP Fractured Stories: Meet the eight finalists
30 July 2018

I’ve been shortlisted for the exclusive British Journal of Photography commission, supported by Ecotricity, to undertake a six week project exploring fracking across the UK.

‘A Tension Span’ USW MA Documentary
10 July 2018

‘A Tension Span’, USW MA Documentary Photography Exhibition
July 11-14 2018, Ffotogallery – 29 Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1BZ
Opening: July 11, 6-11pm

‘RAVE’ Projeto 18
5 July 2018

‘RAVE’ Projeto 18, DAI ESMAD
Jul 7-Sept 16 2018 – Centro Português de Fotografia (CPF)
Campo Mártires da Pátria, 4050-368 Porto
Opening: July 7, 17h30

Thin Line x Bolsa Exploração NOMAD
14 September 2017

COLECTIVO, which I co-founded, is the latest recipient of Bolsa Exploração Nomad, the grant will allow us to survey the remaining borderlines of Europe (Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania).

“The proposal is to look, reflect and initiate a dialogue on the borders and what they represent. The relevance of this report is evident, at a time when nationalist ideals, which call for the strengthening of borders, seem to gain strength, to the detriment of the European ideal of unity.”

Calouste Gulbenkian Scholarship
15 August 2017

Within the next months I’m moving to Wales to start the Masters in Documentary Photography at University of South Wales (formerly Newport). Many thanks to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for this unique opportunity.

Christie’s Magazine / Letters from Lisbon
12 April 2017

In ‘Letters from Lisbon’ I followed the footsteps of lettering historian Nicolette Gray documenting the vernacular details and graphic character of Lisbon for Christie’s Magazine April issue.

Internazionale / The Portuguese Experiment


‘The Portuguese Experiment’, seven pages of politics for the Italian magazine Internazionale.

VSCO Artist Initiative Grant
16 September 2016

As co-founder and member of COLECTIVO I’m proud to be the latests recipient of the VSCO Artist Initiative Grant. 
The support from VSCO will allow me to develop a project throughout Eastern Europe.

‘Thin Line’ on CNN

‘Thin Line’ features CNN Photos with my interview about COLECTIVO’s recent project along the border with Spain.

‘Thin Line’ Encontros da Imagem 2015

‘Thin Line’ Colectivo Photo / Encontros da Imagem
Sept 26-31 Oct, Museu de Arqueologia D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga
Tuesday to Sunday / 10h to 17h30

Fotoweek DC 2015

Contemporary Iberoamerican Staged Photography at Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA.
From November 6-28, 2015.

Panel discussion with Susana Raab and E. Carmen Ramos (Latino Art of the Smithsonian American Art Museum).
Reception 6:00-9:00 p.m. November 6, 2015

‘Sala de Fiestas’ Ain’t Bad Magazine

“Sala de Fiestas”, the project along the northwestern borderline of Portugal and Spain features Ain’t Bad Magazine.

‘Mamluk’ FotoRoom

Exhibition “A Process” curated by Der Greif
Neue Galerie, Augsburg, Germany.
From March 29-May 18.

OjodePez Magazine / Portfolio Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña


‘Behind The Hill’ is published in OjodePez Magazine #36, as one of the best portfolios at Descubrimientos Photo España 2013.

‘Behind the Hill’ CONSCIENTIOUS Blog

Behind The Hill features Conscientious with some nice words by Jörg M. Colberg:

“It’s hard to pick just one photograph from Miguel Proenca’s Behind the Hill, but I figured this one would do.
Faith and superstition (or rather their remnants) in the modern world.”

Estação Imagem / 1st Prize Daily Life


‘Behind The Hill’ won the 1st Prize in Daily Life category at Prémio de Fotojornalismo da Estação Imagem 2012.