Photographer Mihaela Noroc travels the world and captures the natural beauty and diversity of our planet through 500 portraits of women.
The Atlas of Beauty — Women of the World in 500 Portraits
The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Mihaela Noroc is a Romanian photographer, and for the past four years she has been travelling around the world with her backpack and camera. In this journey she photographs natural women surrounded by their natural environment. So far Mihaela has visited more than 50 countries. The project has become a global media phenomenon and the book is an international bestseller.
Mihaela quit her “ordinary” life and put all her efforts and savings into travel and photography
Mihaela Noroc is a 31 years old photographer from Bucharest, Romania, who has spent most of the last 4 years traveling in different countries of the world. Her father is a painter, so since childhood Mihaela was surrounded by colours. When she was 16 she discovered photography, but unfortunately she couldn’t make a living with it, so had to work in other fields where she could earn a decent income.
Traveling during vacations as a backpacker in different parts of the world helped Mihaela discover the diversity of our planet. So when she was 27 she decided to quit her ”ordinary” life in Bucharest and put all her efforts and savings into travel and photography.
Even though The Atlas of Beauty became very popular all around the world, Mihaela says, “I’m the same ordinary person, with the same backpack like 4 years ago, that loves to explore the unnoticed beauty which lies in people around us.”
Mihaela continues, “I see myself like a very normal woman, with ups and downs. I work hard for my dream, and, by chance, this dream is very appreciated by mass media. But there are millions of women in the world, that work even harder for their goals and maybe their activities don’t seem so spectacular from the outside. I hope I will have the chance to photograph some of them for the project, capturing their inner and outer beauty and showing them how special they are.”