For Art Sake


By Afshan Shafi

Mihaela Noroc lives in Bucharest, Romania, and has traveled to 55 countries in the last four years working on her ongoing photography project, The Atlas of Beauty, documented on her blog (theatlasofbeauty.com) and on her enormously popular Instagram (@the.atlas.of.beauty) pages. Mihaela’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and she has appeared on CNN, t BBC, and Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday.  Since 2013, she has traveled the globe with her backpack and camera, taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity of beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs celebrating women from all corners of the world, revealing that beauty is everywhere and that it comes in many different sizes and colors. Noroc’s colourful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rain forest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. Packaged as a gift-worthy, hardcover book, The Atlas of Beauty presents a fresh perspective on the global lives of women today.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
North Of Romania
Istanbul, Turkey
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Shiraz, Iran
Kathmandu, Nepal
Havana, Cuba
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