Miguel Proença is a freelance photographer based in Porto, Portugal. His work primarily focus on long-term documentary projects anchored in contemporary issues, social changes and transformations, ranging from local to global areas. He studied at Portuguese Institute of Photography and later graduated in Audiovisual Communication Technologies from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. His work has been published in various national and international publications. He’s also co-founder of COLECTIVO.
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The Russian security policy thinking as emphasized the territorial geography of the western borders amidst the concept of “Our West”, the rhetoric is deeply supported in historiography to assert the myth of the region as the Old Russian land.
The Soviet nostalgia, Russophones in the West outcry a long history of grievances over citizenship and language back to independence till today. Motherland, closely watching its minorities abroad will continue to maintain its sphere of influence, thus using it to rouse the self-respect lost since the breakdown of the empire. “Our West” explores the Soviet consciousness and the transitioning identity of Russian-speakers within the Baltic States from the dominant group to a minority in the contemporary period.
“Invisible Bear” attempts to document the culture of confrontation and the state control apparatus over the borders against the vicious and dangerous bear. Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear? If there is a bear.