Michiel De Cleene (b. 1988, BE) is a photographer and researcher. His work is an investigation into the processes of limitation, conditioning and authentication within the documentary. He explores the possibilities that arise when uncertainty, speculation and cross-referentiality are considered to be at the centre of documentary practice. He works as a researcher at KASK & Conservatory, Gent. He is a founding member of the School of Speculative Documentary and and part of De Cleene De Cleene and the collective 019. 

He published the books -scope, F#1-13, Reference Guide, The Situation As It Is, [hij zwaait opnieuw naar de vrouw die nog steeds haar hond uitlaat], Capital Compression en Amidst the fire, I am not burnt. In line with his own practice, he works as a landscape and architecture photographer.