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In honor of the International Women’s day (March 8), we decided to share with you the work of Mihaela Noroc, a young photographer of Bucharest. Her passion? To travel the world and begin a photo project called “The Atlas of Beauty“. It’s a collection of portraits of women she’s met in her trips and the perfect way to show everyone that “beauty is everywhere” despite all the cultural, ethnic and racial differences.

So far, she’s visited more than 45 countries and her goal is to continue to do this for many years!

Since pictures speak louder than words, here are some of her pictures:

Amazonian Rainforest

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© Mihaela Noroc
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© Mihaela Noroc

In her first trip around the world, she headed to the Amazon rainforest to find authentic beauty, the kind that hasn’t been touched by the modern world, just like the nature around it.

Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan

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© Mihaela Noroc
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© Mihaela Noroc

This woman invited Mihael Noroc to enter her home to show her her wedding dress.

She realized that although they live in an isolated area, the Wakhi people are very welcoming and friendly.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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© Mihaela Noroc

This was taken before her performance of a traditional show.

Chang Mai, Thailand

© Mihaela Noroc
© Mihaela Noroc

La Havana, Cuba

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© Mihaela Noroc

 

Otavalo, Ecuador

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© Mihaela Noroc

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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© Mihaela Noroc

Tbilisi, Georgia

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© Mihaela Noroc

Guangzhou, China

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© Mihaela Noroc

She was on her way to the hospital to give birth!

Java Sea, Indonesia

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© Mihaela Noroc

Riga, Latvia

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© Mihaela Noroc

Mexico City, Mexico

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© Mihaela Noroc

Mumbai, India

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© Mihaela Noroc

Students sometimes go to University dressed in traditional outfits on special occasions.

Yangon, Myanmar

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© Mihaela Noroc

New York, USA

© Mihaela Noroc
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© Mihaela Noroc

Tibetan Plateau, China

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© Mihaela Noroc

Oxford, UK

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© Mihaela Noroc

Shiraz, Iran

© Mihaela Noroc

Peru

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© Mihaela Noroc

San Francisco, USA

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© Mihaela Noroc

Little India, Singapore

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© Mihaela Noroc

Egyptian village

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© Mihaela Noroc

She was on her way home to prepare an egyptian dish called “mahshi kromb”, stuffed cabbage rolls.

Istanbul, Turkey

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© Mihaela Noroc

Taken during the Pride Parade.

Kathmandu, Nepal

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© Mihaela Noroc

Osh, Kyrgyzstan

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© Mihaela Noroc

Pushkar, India

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© Mihaela Noroc

She’s a policewoman.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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© Mihaela Noroc

Bogota, Colombia

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© Mihaela Noroc

“Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and it’s not a matter of cosmetics, money, race or social status, but more about being yourself.” – Michaela Noroc

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