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Women from 37 countries show beauty is everywhere

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc's Atlas of Beauty project is just so perfect!
Romainian photographer perfectly captures the beauty of the world

A Romanian photographer decided she was fed up with seeing pigeon-holed versions of beauty so she quit her job, grabbed her camera and took off in search of diverse women to shoot.

For her project, titled The Atlas of Beauty, Mihaela Noroc travelled to 37 countries on a mission to highlight the wonderful differences between women from varying cultures, countries and races.

“Now I can say that beauty is everywhere, and it’s not a matter of cosmetics or sizes but more about being yourself,” Mihaela wrote on her Bored Panda blog page.

After 15-months of travelling on a shoestring budget to places like Peru, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and the US all the while capturing her subjects, Mihaela believes that the notion of beauty is fundamentally diverse.

“Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different,” wrote Mihaela.

“In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else.

“My goal is to continue and take photos of women from each country of the globe, making The Atlas Of Beauty a mirror of our diverse societies and an inspiration for people that try to remain authentic.”

And the pictures speak for themselves so bravo Mihaela, bravo!

All images in this gallery have been taken from the Mihaela Noroc photography Facebook.

“Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different,” writes The Atlas of Beauty photographer, Mihaela Noroc. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Bagan, Myanmar. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Amazon rainforest, Brazil. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Bogota, Colombia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Medellin, Colombia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Havana, Cuba. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Ecuador. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Ethiopia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Havana, Cuba. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Young woman from Hawaii, in Los Angeles, USA. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Java Sea, Indonesia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Los Angeles United States. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Medellin, Colombia. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Mawlamyine, Myanmar. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Mawlamyine, Myanmar. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Myanmar. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Colombian woman in New York, USA. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Peru. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Colca Valley, Peru. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Maramures, Romania. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Maramures, Romania. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Singapore. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

Tibetan Plateau, China. PHOTO: Mihaela Noroc Photography/ Facebook.

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