Beauty Around the World

Alejandra in Mancora, Peru
 Photographer Mihaela Noroc quit her job, withdrew her savings, and embarked on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world. The ambitious, ongoing project highlights beauty that exists everywhere, in densely-populated cities as well as remote villages. Aptly-titled The Atlas of Beauty, Noroc documents her travels through stunning portraits of ladies in places where they live and work. Most recently, she was in East and Southeast Asia in countries such as India, Mongolia, and China.
Beijing, China

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bucharest, Romania

Cluj, in the heart of Transylvania, Romania


Colombian with Lebanese origins, Cali, Colombia

Dushanbe, Tajikistan


Guangzhou, China

Havana, Cuba


Kaesong, North Korea

Karen in Medellin, Colombia

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kurdish young woman from Istanbul, Turkey.


Maramures, Romania



Mumbai, India

New York, USA (swiss woman)

Pyongyang, North Korea

San Francisco, USA

Syrian woman in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Cypriot in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish girl in Istanbul

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Zafiro in Arequipa, Peru