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Women of the World

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: “This woman was in an LGBT Pride parade. In a country that becomes more and more conservative, the LGBT community here faces a lot of challenges but these brave and courageous people are standing up for their rights.”


International photographer Mihaela Noroc captures the beauty of diversity.

Reprinted with permission from Atlas of Beauty by Mihaela Noroc (c) 2017

Published by Ten Speed Press | Penguin Random House.

How did The Atlas of Beauty begin?

In 2013, a trip to Ethiopia changed my perspective. Right away, I was fascinated by the women I saw during that vacation. Some were living in tribes, where nudity was normal. Others were part of conservative communities, covering their heads. And still others, in the big cities, were embracing modern life. Most of them were struggling and working hard, sometimes facing discrimination as women. But in these harsh environments, they were shining like stars—with dignity, strength, and beauty. If there’s so much diversity and so many stories in just one country, what about the rest of the world? I realized that the wonderful women of our planet deserve much more attention, and that true beauty is usually unnoticed. In that moment, I started to dream, and found the strength to break from my comfort zone, quit my day job, and start this project.

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