Mihaela Noroc, Photographer
The Romanian photographer I am currently in awe of, Mihaela Norac is travelling around the world ( 37 countries and counting) to create an ” Atlas of Beauty”.
She quit her job two years ago to backpack around the world. Since then she has been taking portraits of beautiful women in their cultural surroundings, to showcase our planet’s diversity.
Colca Valley, Peru
Mexico City, Mexico
This project that Mihaela Noroc has embarked upon is such an inspiration to women around the world to embrace diversity and to remain authentic. Dressing to reflect our culture is important. Quoting George Orwell ” The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their understanding of their own history”
Fast Fashion and Fashion Trends are in a way slowly pushing women around the world to dress like clones and adhere to impossible standards of beauty. Hopefully, projects like these will remind us that embracing beauty and dressing in a way that reflects our respective cultures isn’t a sin.