The Atlas of Beauty

My name is Mihaela Noroc and I am a 30 year old photographer from Bucharest, Romania but I spent most of the last 3 years traveling in different countries of the world with my backpack and my camera. In this journey I photograph natural women surrounded by their environment, and have visited more than 45 countries.

The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women.


Today The Atlas of Beauty is one of the most popular photo projects in the world. It has strong communities on Facebook and Instagram while its Tumblr blog was the third most viral in 2015.

When I started the project in 2013 I didn’t imagine that 3 years later I would talk about it live, on CNN, or on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

The Guardian, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, BBC, Spiegel, Corriere della Sera are just a few other media outlets that featured the project and showed my photos to the world.

Through my photography I want to capture that feeling of warmth and serenity which comes from the eyes of a woman and can balance sometimes the negativity we see in the media.

Many people from all around the world face discrimination just because they have a certain color, religion, ethnicity or because they are women. I think beauty is diversity and it can teach us to be more tolerant.

My goal is to continue for many years and capture beauty in all countries of the globe, if possible, making this Atlas an inspiration for all women that try to be themselves, natural and authentic.


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