They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it's true. Everyone has their own idea of what beauty looks like, especially when it comes to people. So, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc began capturing the diverse beauty of women from around the world in 2013. And now she's shared them in her new book, The Atlas of Beauty, which proves that beauty comes in all types of skin color, age, and nationality. The women in these photos are not made-up like Hollywood celebrities, but in their natural state, they've redefine how we look at beauty, and they're breathtaking!
Sisters, Abby and Angela, are children of two amazing nationalities.
While their father is Nigerian, their mother is from Ethiopia. But you might as well call them globe trotters since they grew up in six different countries thanks to their parents, who work for the UN. After graduation, they plan to leave New York and head to Africa to put their knowledge to good use in a continent that could benefit from their experiences.
Mother, Barbara, did everything to make her daughter Caterina's dream come true.
Caterina knew she was a dancer since she was 3. But there weren’t too many opportunities in her village, so, her mom Barbara left her husband and son, and moved with Caterina to Milan, Italy, so her daughter could attend the best schools possible and turn her dancing dream into a reality.
In Kathmandu, Nepal, Holi is a celebration of spring and change.
Here, we see Sona celebrating the popular Hindu festival of colors, which encourages people to forgive and ask to be forgiven. It’s ultimately the time when evil loses and good wins. But it’s safe to say that evil never had a chance with this mesmerizing beauty.
In the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, tradition and modern life are slowly colliding.
Here we see a beautiful Amazonian tribal native, who sat on a tree while wearing a wedding dress. Notice how she’s combined the modern look of a typical wedding dress with the traditional style of her people? That’s so trendy!
The heat in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, can be extremely cruel to the natives.
Due to the high temperatures, it’s not uncommon to find some of the locals wearing nothing but beautiful jewelry around their necks. Just ask this lovely young woman from the Daasanach tribe, whose people have valued their isolation for several generations.