Michèle Sennesael was born in Ghent, Belgium, 1974.
After completing her studies as a photographer and earning a bachelor of Communication and Media, she worked almost eight years within Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Spain as a IT specialist for Volvo Europa Trucks. The need to follow her passion and to give a greater meaning and purpose to her life, forced her to quit this career and started working as a photo editor for the biggest Belgian newspaper. In 2010, the earthquake in Haiti, inspired her to give up this steady job and came up with the idea of running photography workshops for street kids in Nicaragua. Between 2011 and 2014, she travelled frequently to Nicaragua and founded the Heroes project. A project, focusing on the everyday life of street children (Heroes) and poor families (Stories of Love, Faith and Courage,) created to fund a local organization ‘Las Hormiguitas’ in Nicaragua. In Belgium, she organized lectures and exhibitions in public spaces, to raise awareness on social contemporary issues and to discuss a more general thematic.
In 2016, she decided to dedicate her completely to photography and moved to New York. A workshop at ICP inspired her to start the long term project ‘Bringing Forth New Life” and recently travelled during 6 months across Latin America.
She speaks English, Dutch, German, Spanish and French.