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This Project Proves That Beauty Has No Nationality
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This Project Proves That Beauty Has No Nationality

Beauty knows no nationality, and “The Ethnic Origins of Beauty” proves it. It’s a non-profit, artistic, documentary and research project dedicated to documenting the ethnic diversity of the human race by collecting images of different nationalities.

“To reach the hearts of the wider international and multicultural public, the language of beauty has been chosen,” reads the project’s website. “The objective of this project is to show the real scale of ethnocultural diversity in a full, systematic and creative way; to illustrate each and every distinctive ethnicity, however small it is, and whatever its official status.”

The author behind the project is Natalia Ivanova, a Russian photographer and photojournalist. So far she’s managed to gathered almost 100 photo and video portraits representing over 50 ethnic groups from 15 different countries across 4 continents, which is pretty impressive considering that the project only began in 2012. It was first officially presented at an exhibition devoted to International Women’s Day in March 2014 at its Parisian headquarters, and the project has also received the acknowledgment of UNESCO.

More info: The Ethnic Origins of Beauty | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube (h/t: brightside)

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James Gasson
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6 years ago

Beauty has no nationality, but apparently it does have an age, weight, gender and perfect skin.

Hans
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6 years ago

could not have said better!

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Jean-Marc Dos Santos
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6 years ago

Jew is not a race it's a religious denomination....just saying

Tom
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6 years ago

This is a screenshot from their website: jewish-57a...1d-png.jpg jewish-57ab3b5ce201d-png.jpg

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Daria B
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6 years ago

Not sure... With all respect to the author and the good intentions, I don't see exactly how this is different from any Miss Universe contest...

Randy Allos
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not, but nowadays on boredpanda beauty and aesthetics don't seem to be enough, apparently people feel the need to always attach a social/environmental or some kind of politically correct agenda to their art to get more clicks...

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James Gasson
Community Member
6 years ago

Beauty has no nationality, but apparently it does have an age, weight, gender and perfect skin.

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago

could not have said better!

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Jean-Marc Dos Santos
Community Member
6 years ago

Jew is not a race it's a religious denomination....just saying

Tom
BoredPanda Staff
6 years ago

This is a screenshot from their website: jewish-57a...1d-png.jpg jewish-57ab3b5ce201d-png.jpg

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Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure... With all respect to the author and the good intentions, I don't see exactly how this is different from any Miss Universe contest...

Randy Allos
Community Member
6 years ago

It's not, but nowadays on boredpanda beauty and aesthetics don't seem to be enough, apparently people feel the need to always attach a social/environmental or some kind of politically correct agenda to their art to get more clicks...

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