“My name is Mihaela Noroc, I am a Romanian photographer who has been traveling the world for 4 years with my camera and backpack, photographing normal women and compiling their stories. My project is called the Atlas of Beauty.
My goal is to show that each woman shines like a star because beauty is diversity, and not only what we see in the media. For me, beauty has no age, color or tendency. You find it in Africa or Europe, in a town or in a skyscraper, in a gesture, in a look, in wrinkles or in a story. You find it in every human with a kind heart.
Now the Atlas of Beauty becomes a book with more than 500 portraits and many interesting stories. In these times of hatred and intolerance, I want to send a message of love and acceptance. I hope this book reaches many households around the world, convincing more people that diversity is a treasure and not what causes conflict and hatred. We are very different, but at the same time we are all part of the same family. ”
1. Kathmandu, Nepal
He was walking with his son, and I asked him to take a picture, but he did not speak English. Your son did, and he asked me why. I told her that because she was beautiful, he smiled proudly, looked at her and said yes it was.
2. Nampan, Burma
I met this lovely lady at a local market.
3. Lisbon, Portugal
Daniela is from Lisbon but has Angolan origins. This city has great diversity and harmony.
4. Bucharest, Romania
Magda suffered a terrible car accident in 2005. She wants to change the treatment towards people in wheelchairs, at least in her country, with different initiatives.
5. Zürich, Switzerland
Patricia and Rebecca are sisters, they only take a year. When they were little, the children laughed at their hair, but that helped them to be even closer.
6. Kathmandu, Nepal
Sona was celebrating Holi when I met her.
She is Muslim, and her friend owns the terrace, Christian. Here I found many friendships that go beyond religion.
8. Teheran, Iran
Mahsa is a graphic designer, and she prides herself on being economically independent since she was 18.
9. Baku, Azerbaijan
In this society, many women fear being photographed without asking their husbands for permission, but more and more people are fighting for equality. Fidan would never have a relationship with someone who did not treat her with equality and respect.
10. Amazon Rainforest
She is wearing her wedding dress.
11. Wakhan, Afghanistan
I was working in the field, in one of the most remote places in the world.
12. Chichicastenango, Guatemala
María sells vegetables at a small town market.
13. Pokhara, Nepal
Sunday at Phewa Lake.
14. Idomeni refugee camp, Greece
This mother fled the war in Syria with her two daughters.
15. Pushkar, India
15. Pushkar, India
Thorunn is dedicated to uniting Icelandic women with an online community.
17. Korolyov, Russia
Nastya takes passport photos in a small shop, but her dream is to photograph landscapes of the world.
18. Berlin, Germany
Anais’ mother is from Mali, and her father is French. It feels both African and European.
19. Havana, Cuba
She is not an actress or a model, she just wants to finish her nursing studies.
Ania has Polish origins and dreams of competing in the Paralympics.
21. Omo Valley, Eriopia
22. Tibetan Plateau 23. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 24. Timisoara, Romania 25. Paris, France 26. Syria 27. Katmandu, Nepal 28. Chichicastenango, Guatemala 29. Guatemala 30. Milan, Italy 31. Istanbul, Turkey 32. Cuenca, Ecuador 33. Idomeni, Greece 34. Jodhpur, India 35. Tbilisi, Georgia 36. Berlin, Germany
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