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The Atlas of Beauty: Spontaneous Photos of Naturally Beautiful Women Around the World

By Andrew Alpin, 19 May 2017


Mihaela Noroc is a Romanian photographer who undertook an amazing and unique journey around the globe between 2013 to 2015. Unlike the usual traveler, Mihaela took on a project titled “the Atlas of beauty" in which she photographed naturally beautiful women across the world, spoke to them, understood their cultural traditions, way of life and their stories but most of all she photographed them spontaneously and the results turned out stunning. Almost all of the women have been captured spontaneously during a moment with Mihaela. Although you may not see the cover girl model in her photos, every women is beautiful in a unique and unconventional way which mirrors the true beauty of herself and her culture. Check out 20 excerpts from the album the atlas showing naturally beautiful women around the world.

1Girl in Bogota, Colombia

“When I photograph a woman I talk a lot. I try to make her feel special, proud and unique. I can get along in five languages and this helps me a lot, but in some countries, talking becomes body language." This shot is of a girl dicing with death in Bogota, Colombia”

Girl in Bogota

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2Indian Woman worshipping in the Ganges, Varanasi India


The river Ganges is considered a holy entity in India where it is believed that bathing and making offerings in the river purifies one’s soul.

Indian Girl Worshiping in river Ganga

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3Young girl in Riga, Latvia

This picture was taken in Riga, in the Baltic state of Latvia and the girls name is Agate!! "Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else."

Young girl in Riga

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4Woman dressed traditional costume Shiraz, Iran

This is Melina from Shiraz, Iran and none can argue the fact that this woman is stunning. Mihaela seems to have an eye for spotting the right people at the right time because this album truly portrays naturally beautiful women around the world.

Woman dressed traditional costume Shiraz, Iran

Image Source: www.irantravelingcenter.com

5Girl in Medellin, Colombia

Meet Estefan from Medellin Colombia. Now one can’t help noticing, you don’t need to be a model to be beautiful and this is truly an atlas of beauty.

Girl in Medellin, Colombia

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