This Artist Photographed Women Around The World To Alter The Way People Perceive Beauty

This Artist Photographed Women Around The World To Alter The Way People Perceive Beauty

The Romanian photographer named Mihaela Noroc has been travelling the world for the past 4 years with her backpack and her camera only, and she has been photographing everyday women and collecting their stories. Her project is called The Atlas of Beauty.

She says that her goal is to show that every woman shines like a star, because beauty is in the diversity, and not just what the mass-media wants us to see.

The real beauty has no age, colours or trends. You can find it everywhere, in Africa, in Europe, in a village or in a skyscraper. In a simple and honest smile, in a gesture, in an intense gaze or in a story. Every kind-hearted human being posses it.

The Atlas of Beauty has now become a stunning book with over 500 portraits and many interesting stories. Mihaela wants to send a message about love and acceptance, and she hopes that her book will get into many homes around the world, convincing people that diversity is a treasure and not a trigger for conflicts and hate.

1. Kathmandu, Nepal

2. Ethiopia

3. Baku, Azerbaijan

4. Tehran, Iran

5. Amazon Rainforest

6. Kathmandu, Nepal

7. Pokhara, Nepal

8. Bucharest, Romania

9. Reykjavik, Iceland

10. Korolyov, Russia

11. Omo Valley, Ethiopia

12. Lisbon, Portugal

13. Berlin, Germany

14. Pushkar, India

15. Havana, Cuba

16. Zürich, Switzerland

17. Belgium

18. Timisoara, Romania

19. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

20. Paris, France

21. Milan, Italy

22. Tbilisi, Georgia

23. Istanbul, Turkey


The woman published under “Germany” is not german, nor is she dressed german. This is discrimination!

Dominic Heuchel

Nr 13 Berlin. Die Negermutti ist keine deutsche !!!

Die deutschen Kommentatoren hier machen mich richtig stolz. Weiter so!

Wendy Breachlove

13. Berlin/ Germany = Miss Bimbo 2018!

Berlin? Are you serious?

What a beautiful portfoli of diversity.
It shows how relative all the definitions are.
Especially the example of the German woman really puts into perspective the question what we derive our identity from.
I think we should all be one. No more borders, no more nations, no more wars.
Germany is leading in this aspect, and it is shown beautifully here.
I wish this principle were more appreciated in the middle east, the Muslims should be more tolerant of the Jews from israel,
and vice versa. It’d finally bring peace and prosperity to the region and the wars would at last be a thing of the past.
What I find the most saddening about that entire situation is how the walls they have built there are not just there physically, but
also in their heads.
Desegregate your minds, people!
Here is a beautiful occasion, a group of people shared a moment and looked right through the walls between them:
We can all “let the music speak to us”, like this cute little mascot says:

“When she’s in Mali, people say she’s white. When she’s in France, people say she’s black.” And when she’s in Germany, people say she’s not a typical German. And that’s right, because she is a French Lady.

Tell us more about the “typical german” women… A big FY to your anti-german Propaganda!

Ashole fotograph !!!!!

Dude that’s not a German Woman nor is she dressed in any Kind of German clothes ! It’s like I travel to Africa and shoot a white Woman on a vacation there .

Realy? She is born in French. Malian Mum, French Dad! How is she German? She is only living in Berlin.

Its unbelievable!!! You are insulting every single white german woman!! You are a racist!!!!!!!

And why are there no white people in other countries?

“I think we should all be one. No more borders, no more nations, no more wars.”

This is bullshit thinking and leads the way directly to new wars all over the world. You do not have any respect for a human being, if you put them all together in one basket. Because every person is different to another one. Not borders, not nations create wars. Ideologized, rampant, intolerant single people and their followers start new wars, killing other thinking people, being the criminals.

We never will be one, because the peoples DNA identify every human being as another single unique person. This is the fact.

Your photos are good looking, no questions asked. But you have to admit that your picture of Germany doesn’t capture the typical national vibes like you did on the other pictures. Even the instagram post said “Born in France from a Malian mother and a French father”. There’s nothing typical German about that and since your work is deeply connected about woman around the world, which are in fact, various different nations one would assume you shoot pictures of native residents to display beauty in various ethnic groups.

You can’t blame people criticise this aspect since this woman doesn’t represent any German feats at all. Maybe don’t label next time the pictures in a way people would interpret them as fellow representation of fellow countries. In the end she doesn’t feel German as well “But Anais always felt both African and European and loves the fact that she has such a diverse family.” but just identifies with euro-western values. If you want to capture natives, you should do it next time. If not, just don’t label your series the way it explicit implies.

Diversity instead of simplicity
Thank you very much for this beautiful representation of beauty!
(Unfortunately there is a lot of ugliness among the commentators.)

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