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I Photographed Women From 37 Countries To Show That Beauty Is Everywhere
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I Photographed Women From 37 Countries To Show That Beauty Is Everywhere

I’m a photographer from Romania that quit her job and started a new life. Two years ago I took my backpack, my camera and begun to travel around the world, photographing hundreds of beautiful women surrounded by their culture.

My project is called “The Atlas Of Beauty,” which is about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Traveling on a meager budget around 37 countries made me integrated into all kinds of environments. Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and the beauty definition is not a matter of cosmetics or sizes but more about being yourself.

Global beauty standards make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else. My goal is to continue and take photos of the most beautiful women from each country of the globe, making “The Atlas Of Beauty” a mirror of our diverse societies and an inspiration for people that try to remain authentic.

Now you can choose my next destinations and support me to continue through my Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign.

More info: indiegogo.comFacebook | Instagram | Tumblr

Tibetan Plateau, China

Maramures, Romania

Baltic Sea, Finland

Shiraz, Iran

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Yangon, Myanmar

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Amazon Rainforest

Colca Valley, Peru

El Paico, Chile

Ethiopia

Nasir al-Mulk, Iran

Little India, Singapore

Riga, Latvia

New York, USA

Havana, Cuba

Chang Mai, Thailand

Oxford, UK

Tibetan Plateau, China

Mawlamyine, Myanmar

Bogota, Colombia

Havana, Cuba

Medellin, Colombia

San Francisco, USA

Sydney, Australia

Taskent, Uzbekistan

Tbilisi, Georgia

Otavalo, Ecuador

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Maori Marae, New Zealand

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LisaCombest
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7 years ago

They are still very much within the Western stereotype of beauty. I'd like to see more African looking women and different sizes and shapes

KirstinJewell
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7 years ago

Did you miss the part where she says she wants to continue going to other countries? Why treat it like it is a slight?

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georginawalker
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7 years ago

i guess only thin women are beautiful.

RoseMotherMihaylova
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7 years ago

and young!

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JudyKonopka
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7 years ago

Great shots. I would have like to seen women of varying ages, sizes, and "beauty". Photography is easier with young "pretty" girls.

GeorgianaBranzei
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7 years ago

The project is called "The Atlas of Beauty".As seen by the author. You may like it or not. It is not "The Atlas of politic corectness".

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LauraGelder
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7 years ago

Same same. Least diverse looking collection of women i have ever seen! Beautiful, yes. But would be nice to see true diversity

VladDumitrescu
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7 years ago

check out her instagram account. here you find only a few pictures...

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TanjaZuckmantel
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7 years ago

wonderful pics with beautiful women. i like them so much!

VitusSano
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7 years ago

Love it.they are all beautiful.

MayaAb
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7 years ago

Pretty ladies! But its obvious that they were chosen carefully. You didn't photographed random women in the streets. The message isnt there.

KelseyBolfing
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7 years ago

I agree. I was hoping for more of a collage of average woman around the world to showcase normality as beautiful.

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MariaNelson
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7 years ago

All of these are truly beautiful women! Sort of like a rainbow with only shades of green!

JasleenKaur
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7 years ago

the title should be, "I shot women in 37 countries to show that the western standard of beauty is everywhere."

DanRita
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7 years ago

I think any person, no matter east or west would find these women stunning, my foreign friends even agree with me. this is beauty.

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MariaAprozianu
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7 years ago

In deed , a woman sees the beauty different then a man. I seen on the expression of this girls a inner beauty warmth kindness...softness

Sarah-craigCochrane
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7 years ago

I don't think women see it so different than a man. Most men do not like make up but more natural. makeup is worn by women for women.

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MaryReuter
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7 years ago

Ladies (who are hating on this) beauty is not a zero-sum game - photographing these women doesn't negate other types of beauty in any way.

SilviaCatarinaSchneegans
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6 years ago

I suppose many - including me - felt mislead by the introductory text, which made them expect a sample of pictures less centered on outward beauty stereotypes than the one shown.

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Sigyn2
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7 years ago

Varying ages and average looks would've made more sense with mentioning the country, f.ex. an average Latvian girl looks nothing like that.

PaulClayton
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7 years ago

all look too pretty, too young and all the same skinny body shape...portfolio for fashion mag.

JaneGaze
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7 years ago

Definitely a "western" gaze with many of these images, lovely images but don't feel much "authenticity".

GregorMeyer-Bender
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7 years ago

You're always beautiful in festive clothes and in a relaxed atmosphere. What about beauty in everyday's situations?

GeriSwingler
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7 years ago

Tall, slender, big eyes, long hair.... tell me what is diverse about any of these women? They are all truly stunning, in a western sense of beauty

StephanieCastro
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7 years ago

Define West for me, because those things are not only desirable in the West.

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LolaMoon
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7 years ago

did Africa fall off the planet.. thats part of the world and what about the Caribbean..

aistegi
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7 years ago

The photographer did photograph some women from Asia and Africa as well. It was our mistake that we didn't include them. Sorry!

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Sarah-craigCochrane
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7 years ago

The photos are very nice. But where is the real?

CharSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I think you picked an "ideal range" all of these women share similar body types, features. I guess that is what you judge as beautiful?

idontwant
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7 years ago

Beauty is an ideal...

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GrishmaKhandare
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7 years ago

Great portraits. There could have been one Indian, rather than having more than one from a country.

MilesTrevor
Community Member
7 years ago

These photos are amazing! A true snapshot of the beautiful women of our world! Bravo!

LynnShipp
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7 years ago

I don't understand people. Why can't people appreciate the beauty of these women? Why do we have to put labels on everything?

KelseyBolfing
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7 years ago

Umm they all look like traditional western beauty.... Tall and thin, modelesque, with makeup. The only one who looks natural is the first.

StephanieCastro
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7 years ago

Since when is that only associated with the West?????

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RismaSitanggang
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7 years ago

They r the typical of what so called beautiful in society...

PascaleMarchand-Grésy
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7 years ago

I'm reading the criticisms underneath and can relate to what is said. Nevertheless, these photos are lovely, these women are beautiful.

FatmeFeizulah
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7 years ago

Great job! I admire your work! :)

HeidiAllison
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7 years ago

So...no African countries? Oh...

aistegi
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7 years ago

The photographer did photograph some women from Asia and Africa as well. It was our mistake that we didn't include them. Sorry!

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Community Member
7 years ago

I guess Ethiopia isn't in Africa...and the geographic lack of awareness award goes to

TitusMercea
Community Member
7 years ago

I do not understand your comments. The photos are superb. She probably was not able to travel all over the world due to expenses. Awesome!

MeganDeGraaf
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7 years ago

Beautiful pictures!!

JoanneLane
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7 years ago

It's a shame she didn't find an Indigenous girl in Australia.

CynthiaNull
Community Member
7 years ago

Very Beautiful pictures

Community Member
7 years ago

Who thinks these are not natural,you clearly haven't seen China's and Romania's "beautiful women",it's her choice where she travels also.

CiprianRB
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7 years ago

they are all beautiful. but, these womens, from brazil and from romania are wonderful. Congrats phographer. 10 up by me

SamJohnson-Gregory
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7 years ago

Shame all the women are young, slim, pretty things- this is not real beauty is it?!

JockeStiller
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7 years ago

It's as real as it gets.

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SpiritBlyler
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7 years ago

All are very beautiful

DeveshPant
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7 years ago

beautiful.. graceful..

LindaTaylor
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7 years ago

Beautiful shots

DharmaMontgomery
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7 years ago

Many would argue that African American women are just Americans, just as you pointed out that the black Cuban woman is Cuban. That said, you

OmriKoresh
Community Member
6 years ago

from the comments below.... i understand that people are trashing the photographer because they think the women are too Young and "Thin", and not versatile enough. well. in my book, they are totally normal, different and Definitely not too thin. some are even curvaceous. they are just posed and photographed WELL. Also. If the photographer finds Young and Thin women beautiful and MORE INTERESTING. it's your problem. this is NOT a documentary, it's NOT national geographic, this is art. This is the artist's Vision / fetish and interest. Also it's extremely well made and i can't wait to see the rest of the series in the future.

PongtapKampangmanee
Community Member
6 years ago

ความงามทุกคนชอบ นิ

PatriciaER.Tesla
Community Member
7 years ago

I'd like not double photos from same countries when there are a lot of countries that don't have even one.

EslyGriffin
Community Member
7 years ago

They are beautiful girls

AgnieszkaWlazel
Community Member
7 years ago

I love them. This women made me want to travel more then landscapes' pictures. Opening the World. Thank you :)

NataliaHerrera-Vicioso
Community Member
7 years ago

We should enjoy these photos, find yourself in them. It's art, it's not perfect. And it's not YOUR story, it's hers.

NataliaHerrera-Vicioso
Community Member
7 years ago

Enjoy the photos. Find yourself in them. They're not perfect, nothing is. They tell a story, the artist's, not yours.

GeraldDawkins
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7 years ago

Such a beautiful lay out.Amazing!

PerlaGutierrez
Community Member
7 years ago

A sample of amazing work of art, the features of people are very harmonious. The state of mind perceived superb! Thanks! :D

AntoinetteHauser
Community Member
7 years ago

they are gorgeous

DebbieBevitz-Gleeson
Community Member
7 years ago

Stunning photos! Looking forward to seeing more of her work! This photographer is very talented!

KathMagee
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7 years ago

Breathless

CaidianJohnson
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7 years ago

... Medellin, Colombia - WOOOOW! ...

NickVerveridis
Community Member
7 years ago

Look deep inside their eyes.....The Life!

MarjorieSchuh
Community Member
7 years ago

So much beauty in this world.

Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing ! What made you decide to travel these countries?

KristinaStamenkovic
Community Member
7 years ago

It doesn't matter where all these women are coming from,their beauties are present regardles.and people have negative comments.So sad...

KristinaPiastro
Community Member
7 years ago

I like the photos of all women ! U people just talk to much if Ethiopia is in Africa? Of cause it is ,it's closer to North Africa....

AshKetchup
Community Member
7 years ago

North Africa isn't a separate continent. They are still African.

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Mermaidkaloe
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7 years ago

I love it! I want to see more! I would buy this book if you have all world of a beautiful women!

Johanna-NicolletteKidd
Community Member
7 years ago

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder&those faces sure are beautiful

PatriciaBotelloTorres
Community Member
7 years ago

This is very cool!!! I love it!!!

LaviniaTanirau
Community Member
7 years ago

awesome photography and beautiful looking women too.

AttilaAbraham
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazon Rainforest is very beauty!

DurgaPrasad
Community Member
7 years ago

marvellous... :-)