Maori, New Zeland
Craig Davies for Art-Sheep
Traveling all around the world, seeing breathtaking places, meeting different cultures and photographing beautiful women sounds like a dream job. For Mihaela Noroc though this is a reality, as she travels the world for her Atlas of Beauty project, in search of images of beauty in different countries and cultures.
The Romanian photographer sees beauty as something universal, but not standard, as it can’t be defined by a certain color of skin or ethnicity. “I love the variety of earth, the diversity of people and I try to go beyond their surface, to discover their sincere and authentic side, to photograph it,” she writes on her website. “In my opinion, beauty means to keep alive your origins and your culture. To be natural, sincere, authentic, particular, not necessary fashion or skinny.”
Noroc has already traveled to 37 countries for her Atlas, and she hopes to be able to raise funding and travel to even more, in order to complete her inventive and beautiful project.
“Maybe in 50 years all women from all around the world will dress and act the same. I hope my project will remain a witness of my era’s cultures and traditions.”.
Colca Valley, Peru
San Francisco, USA
Ecuador (a woman from Colombia)
Baltic Sea, Finland
Tibetan Plateau, China
Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Omo Valley, Ethiopia