Annelie Vandendael was born in Belgium and grew up in the South of France. She received her master degree in Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Genth. After finishing her studies, she was invited to ‘La Fabrica’, the Benetton Communication and Research Center in Treviso, Italy. She was also nominated for the photo academy award in the Netherlands and won the award of the Roorda Agency, Amsterdam. She recently shot for Paul Smith swimwear and Mellow Yellow shoes. Her recent awards include: Selected International Exposure Competition Vogue 2013 New York and award in category fine arts ‘International Photography Awards’ (IPA) contest in Los Angeles. She mostly works with a hasselblad analog camera. "I like to work with analog cameras, It feels more realistic, today it is not obvious to see real images, everything is manipulated and photoshopped. I like to see real people with their imperfections, which is more interesting! I put the human as a piece of nature or an object in my picture. It’s a reaction on a lot of fashion photography in which the personality anyway is not important. And it is precisely therefore that I want to let the authenticity of the body speak for itself, an over manipulated body gives us a wrong perception of reality."
2011, Master of Photography, Kask Gent, Belgium, 2009-2011
2003, Diplôme National du brevet Académie de Grenoble
2010, Koninginnegalerij Brussel, wkd knack photo award
2011, Knokke fotofestival (the green room) 2011, Museum of photography Den Haag
2011, The Fotogram gallery Amsterdam
2012, Fotoacademie Eindhoven
2012, Fotogalerie Groningen
2012, Fotogalerie Rotterdam 2012, ONGEKEND Young Masters @ Auction, Rotterdam 2012, Sugar Factory Amsterdam 2012, Kers Gallery Amsterdam duo exhibition with Sofie Muller
2012, Ongekend Young Masters @ Auction, Amsterdam 2013, Solo exhibition Supperclub Amsterdam 2013, Naarden fotofestival 2013, Duo exhibition with Maroesjka Lavigne 'Vander Weyden Gallery'
2013, Open house Gallery, New York City, 'Vogue'
2013, International awards exhibition at Splashlight Studios, One Hudson Square, 75, 2013, Varick Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013 2014, San Francisco International Photography Award exhibition, San Francisco
2015, Solo Exhibition 'Barbé Gallery', Belgium
2015, Think Tank Gallery 9-16, Los Angeles
2015, Oberkampf Gallery, Paris 2016, Menier Gallery, London
2016, Juraplatz Art Space early 2016 Switzerland -Officine Fotografiche, Rome