“I want to photograph your mother.” I told him. “Why?” He asked me. “Because she is beautiful!” I replied. He proudly smiled and looked at his mother: “Yes, she is!”
Michaela Noroc chose to travel the world and show how diverse beauty is. Her journey took her from Stockholm to Ethiopia, Mongolia to Ecuador… She tells us about the women who she met along the way
As an ex-backpacker, photographer Michaela Noroc became fascinated by the diversity that she saw on the planet. When she was young she had practised her craft by taking photographs of her mother and sister, so she decided to combine her passions for travel and photography and capture shots of other women around the world. Thanks to the power of social media, the images that Noroc shared with her friends and they were soon being seen and liked all of the world. With the response Noroc got she said that she decided to work a little harder and The Atlas of Beauty was born. She has now photographed women in more than 50 countries and hopes to release a coffee table book in 2017 of the women that she photographed. “In The Atlas of Beauty ordinary women represent their culture, environment or country with pride, says Noroc. “They become more confident about themselves and the people around them are more respectful.”
Main image: A mother and her two daughters from Syria who now live at the Idomeni refugee camp in Greece.