My name is Mihaela Noroc, I'm a Romanian photographer who's been travelling the world for the past 4 years with my backpack and my camera, photographing everyday women and collecting their stories. My project is called The Atlas of Beauty.


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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.

For me, the real beauty has no age, colours or trends. You can find it in Africa or in Europe, in a village or in a skyscraper, in a smile, in a gesture, in an intense gaze, in some wrinkles, or in a story. You can find it in every kind-hearted human being.

Now The Atlas of Beauty becomes a stunning book with more that 500 portraits and many interesting stories. In a time of hate and intolerance, I want to send a message about love and acceptance. 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. We are very different but at the same time we are all part of the same family.

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#1 Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Sona was celebrating Holi when I met her.

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SJ_Panda_love 1 month ago

wow.. such intense eyes, she is so beautiful Amazing colors as well.

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#2 Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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.

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Lauren Kaufmann 1 month ago

I wish I could upvote a thousand and one times, not just for the beautiful face, but the story that goes with it!

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#3 Baku, Azerbaijan

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.

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Saint Victoria 1 month ago

You go girl!

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#4 Tehran, Iran

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.

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just a thought ! 1 month ago

I'm proud too ! You go girl !

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#5 Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

She was wearing her wedding outfit.

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Ana T. 1 month ago

let disney see this pic

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#6 Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan

Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan

She was working in the field in one of the most remote places of the world.

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summare 1 month ago

her eyes!

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#7 Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Maria was selling vegetables in the market of a small village.

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Sarah 1 month ago

I love this one! She seems so giggly!

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#8 Kathmandu, Nepal

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.'

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just a thought ! 1 month ago

Omg , her eyes and that red complement each other beautifully

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#9 Pokhara, Nepal

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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christina murray 1 month ago

the colors here omg

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#10 Idomeni Refugee Camp, Greece

Idomeni Refugee Camp, Greece

This mother and her daughters fled the war in Syria.

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just a thought ! 1 month ago

Their eyes look sad

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