By hearing the word Atlas the first thing that comes to our mind is World Atlas that shows detail information about the world. bifurcating the world in terms of differnt countries or continent. telling about the different types of weather, soil, culture, natural resources. In short showing us the diversity of the world and breaking the world in terms of continents, countries, states, cities, etc.
To reverse this concept of differentiation, Mihaela Norc has came up with “Atlas of Beauty” documenting diversity in the world through the portraits of women she meets to show that diversity is something beautiful, not a reason for conflicts. Beauty can teach us tolerance. Through Her photography, She tries to capture the feeling of warmth and serenity that is so specific to women and comes to balance all the negativity we see in the world.
And since 2013, Quitting her well paid Job, Norc has been Travelling all around the world to capture the natural women surrounded by their culture. Their is a huge diversity in the looks, age, culture of each women in the photographs but in that diversity the warmth, femininity,Grace, motherhood, Love, Honesty in their eyes is all the same. Below are some beautiful pictures from the amazing and wonderful project The Atlas of Beauty:
Grandmother and granddaughter in Rostov, Russia.
Beautiful relationship between volunteers and refugees.
Police Women in Pushkar, India
Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Market Seller at Tajikistan
Here is one short video on the project Atlas of Beauty which will really inspire you
Mihaela Noroc, she is the one behind this beautiful Project
To get more details on the project visit The Atlas of Beauty Official WebsitePublished in