Photographer Took Pictures Of Women in 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty
Mihaela Noroc and her project The Atlas of Beauty has caught everyone’s eyes a few years ago (check out our posts about it here and here) and now, the time has come for the project to be released as a stunning book.
“My goal is to show that every woman shines like a star because beauty is diversity, and not just what we see in mass-media,” claims the photographer. She goes on, saying that beauty has no age, colors or trends, and can be found in every kind-hearted human being.
“I hope this book will get into many homes around the world, convincing more people that diversity is a treasure and not a trigger for conflicts and hate,” continues Noroc, “We are very different but at the same time we are all part of the same family.”
Celebrate beauty by checking out the incredible pictures below.
#1 Kathmandu, Nepal
Sona was celebrating Holi when I met her.
She is a Muslim and her best friend, another young woman who owns this small terrace, is a Christian. While traveling in Ethiopia, in February, I admired the way Christians and Muslims get along. I saw many beautiful friendships that go beyond religion.
#3 Tehran, Iran
Mahsa is a graphic designer and is proud of the fact that from the time she turned eighteen, she has been financially independent.
#4 Baku, Azerbaijan
In a society dominated by men, where many women are still afraid to be photographed without asking permission from their husbands, things are changing.
There are more and more Azerbaijani women who fight for gender equality and although they are now a minority, I’m sure they will soon be a majority.
Fidan is one of these amazing women who would never start a relationship, if she wouldn’t be treated equally and respected.
#5 Amazon Rainforest
She was wearing her wedding outfit.
#6 Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan
She was working in the field in one of the most remote places of the world.
#7 Kathmandu, Nepal
She was walking with her son. She didn’t speak English, but he did. So I told him I wanted to photograph his mother. And he asked me why. ‘Because she’s beautiful.’ He proudly smiled and looked at his mother. ‘Yes, she is.’
#8 Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Maria was selling vegetables in the market of a small village.
#9 Idomeni Refugee Camp, Greece
This mother and her daughters fled the war in Syria.
#10 Pokhara, Nepal
It was a Sunday in 2015 and just like every weekend, many people from Pokhara, Nepal were spending their time around the splendid Phewa lake.
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