It is a well-known fact that the bond between a mother and her children is the strongest and most important one in nature. Mothers play a key role in the lives of their offspring through the best and worst of times, doing anything to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc dropped everything and went travelling across the globe, taking pictures of diverse women surrounded by the very essence of their own culture. With the help of her images, she had not only captured the amazingly beautiful women, but also showcased and shared some of their incredibly inspiring stories on her platform. You can find her previous work by following these links: Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4.

Along the way, passing through well over 50 countries, Noroc has also managed to document and photograph motherhood, taking it upon herself to share the tales of unconditional compassion and love between a mother and a child.

Scroll down and take a look at what it’s like being a mother all across the world.

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#1

Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Andrea, an adventure guide, and her son Benjamin.

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

beautiful family

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So far, the photographer has captured glimpses into the lives of 26 mothers around the world. Noroc says that the amount of context she can provide around each portrait changes each time.

“I sometimes feel that the photos of mothers with their children tell so much and a longer caption would only spoil the charm. But there’s always intimate chemistry between them. And there’s always so much beauty and kindness in these special moments.” Noroc shared on platforms.

#2

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Shiori and her seven months old daughter, Kanade.

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Adorable.

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#3

Andes Mountains, Peru

Andes Mountains, Peru

Juliana and her son Alex.

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JamezyJamez
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1 month ago

Wow, mom looks so young!

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Mihaela herself became a mother in August 2018 and this made her even more motivated to continue her project. She’s now traveling the world with her little daughter. In two years, little Natalia has traveled with her mother to 28 countries on 6 continents, meeting many amazing women.

#4

Refugee Camp, Greece

Refugee Camp, Greece

This mother and her daughters fled the war in Syria.

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Emma Dingle
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1 month ago

They have gorgeous eyes!

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#5

Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

Arpita and her son.

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

He’s so cute and his mother is beautiful.

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However, just like everybody else, Mihaela too was affected by the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic.

“In January, we were in China when a mysterious virus started to make news in the country. Back home, in Europe, nobody cared about it, but being a few hundred kilometers away from the epicenter, seeing what was happening around us made me realize that our world would change a lot,” Noroc shared on her Instagram. “We’ve been fortunate enough to get back home safely, in Romania, and find a place with a courtyard during the lockdown. Although we can’t move, we can at least see the sky. I look at it and I’m wondering when we will be back there, on a plane, traveling to a new destination to meet new amazing women?”

#6

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ethiopian mother and son.

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Cal
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1 month ago

Gorgeous colors

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#7

San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala

San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala

The mother created all these splendid outfits.

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Andres Tejeda
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1 month ago

Damn that mom has some talent there.

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As a mother herself, Mihaela hopes to learn from this crisis and create a more beautiful and equal world where her daughter Natalia can live peacefully.

“There are many more stories waiting to be discovered and now, as a mother, I feel an even stronger desire to bring my small contribution to making this world a better place for future generations.” She wrote on her Instagram.

#8

Italy

Italy

The daughter, Caterina, is a ballerina and her biggest supporter is her mother, Barbara.

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

They are both so beautiful.

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#9

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Upasha and her daugher Prayusha.

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Beautiful mother and daughter.

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#10

Tehran, Iran

Tehran, Iran

Leila and her son Abtin.

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

Baby is gorgeous.

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#11

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rachelle told the photographer: “We are resting after a long day at work.”

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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

She's gorgeous!

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#12

New York, USA

New York, USA

Jenny and her daughter Lily were having a walk around the neighborhood.

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Purbasha Banai
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1 month ago

Both of them are aging beautifully

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#13

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

A Hindu mother and her boy.

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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

The baby looks so shy, I love this photo!

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#14

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania

Carmen and her daughters, Ranya and Zara.

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NamiKoa
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1 month ago

I'm sure they are loads of work, but I really envy her those beautiful curls!

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#15

Portugal

Portugal

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Zara VP
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1 month ago

Oooo I love her outfit!

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#16

Australia

Australia

She's a wonderful artist from Australia and a beautiful mother. 

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Doyoulikegirlinred?
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1 month ago

She looks like she’s 12 I’m flabbergasted (yes I used the word flabbergasted)

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#17

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Mother and her daughters.

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Sandra Charlot
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1 month ago

What a hair! Beautiful

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#18

Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau, Moldova

Ina and her one month baby.


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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

She's so beautiful!

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#19

Osh, Kyrgysztan

Osh, Kyrgysztan

Mother and son.

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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

The mother has such rosy cheeks! So beautiful!

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#20

Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

Tabassum moved here from Bangladesh in hope of a better life for her daughter.

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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

Such tiny bundle of joy!!! Can nearly hold their head!

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#21

Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou, China

She was on the way to the hospital to give birth.

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Narwhal Blast
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1 month ago

Maybe she lives close by, why not? Sometimes it might take longer by car than on foot... I love her smile though!

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#22

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

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JamezyJamez
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1 month ago

I'm so dumb, I spent a good 5 seconds looking for her child.

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#23

France

France

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

Only French women can look elegant in big aprons.

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#24

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Mother and her daughters.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

Love their eyes

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#25

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Summer day in the park.

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Charly Ordelman
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1 month ago

How cute they are my neighbours

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#26

Great Britain

Great Britain

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Mimi
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1 month ago

Wow, a twaughter and her twother. Uh, I mean: a daughter and her mother who look like twins in different ages. Can't deny the heritage :)

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