Miguel Proença on his photo series capturing Portugal’s spiritual healers

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Born in Poroto, Portugal, Miguel Proença arrived at photography as a practice, and potential career path, via early encouragement from his uncle, an amateur photographer and film enthusiast, and stints studying engineering and film. He says: “What excited me was the immediacy of the medium, I could visually describe my surroundings, create stories and organise my naive curiosity.” Considering the composition of stills in similar terms to moving image – “the landscape as the space for the story, the portraits as the characters” – Miguel is still most influenced by cinema: “There are several directors who I constantly return to, Andrei Tarkovsky, Wim Wenders, Ingmar Bergman and Nuri Bilge Ceylan”.

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