An-Sofie Kesteleyn was born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and took up photography when she was 18. In 2011 she gained a master’s degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). After that, An-Sofie started working as a freelance photographer for the Dutch daily de Volkskrant, de Standaard and Vrij Nederland. She also works on independent photo-essays, focusing mainly on people and the ways they live.
'Menschenskinder. Children's Lives between Wish and Reality'. Arp Museum Bf. Rolandseck, Germany.
Portraits of the oldest inhabitants of my hometown, Ename, East-Flanders at Erfgoedcentrum Ename, Belgium.
‘Zilveren Camera’-winners at Photomuseum The Hague, The Netherlands.
Solo-exhibition at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam with 'A lamb named Beauty 2007-2012', the Netherlands.
IMAGINE2: Solo-exhibition at Flanders Centre in Osaka, Japan, with 'A lamb named Beauty'.
‘Zilveren camera’- winners at Photomuseum The Hague, the Netherlands.
'Photo year project' at CC Strombeek, Brussels, Belgium.
‘American Portraits’ at Ikono Gallery in Brussels, Belgium.
'Young belgian Photography' introduced by Photo Museum Antwerp at De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
‘Wonderful world’, Genthof in Bruges, Belgium.
Green Room, Young talent, International Photofestival, Knokke, BE
Getty Images Gallery, Finalists and winners 'Ian Parry Scholarship', Londen, United Kingdom.
Villanella, Young people making some nice things, Antwerp, Belgium.
KASK-show, Gent, Belgium.
Kolga Photo Award, Georgia. Winner in the 'one shot'-category and selected in the 'documentary series'.
Winner Zilveren Camera Awards in category ‘Portraits’, the Netherlands.
Winner with photobook ‘A lamb named Beauty’ in category ‘debut work’ for best graphic design (by Ine Meganck), Belgium.
Finalist The International Photobook Dummy Award, Hamburg, Germany.
Finalist Ian Parry Scholarship, Londen, United Kingdom.
1st prize Desbione D’ Oro, Brussels, Belgium.
Selected Coup de Coeur, Festival of photojournalism, Visa Pour l’ Image, Perpignan, France.
Selected One Life Photos, Top 100 finalists, International Photography Competition, NY, USA
Selected One Life Photos, International Photography Competition, NY, USA