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). Immediately after that, An-Sofie moved to Amsterdam and started working as a freelance photographer for the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. She also works on independent photo-essays, focusing mainly on people and the ways they live.
An-Sofie won a first prize in the Dutch Zilveren Camera Awards in 2012, and in 2011 was a finalist for the Magnum Expression Award as well as the Ian Parry Scholarship.