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What is

The Atlas of Beauty ?

For the past 10 years photographer Mihaela Noroc has been traveling the world, photographing women and listening to their stories. Her goal is to show that beauty is much more than what we usually see in the media.


Real beauty has no bounds and you’ll find it anywhere, from villages in Afghanistan to big avenues in New York City, from isolated communities in the Amazon to crowded crossings in Tokyo.


Real beauty is not about how we look, but about all the qualities that make us good human beings. In a more and more divided world, The Atlas of Beauty aims to show a different perspective, promoting hope and love.  


The Author

Mihaela Noroc is a 38 years old photographer from Romania. After photographing women in 100 countries she believes that this is not the end of the road, but only the beginning. 


As a mother of a young girl, Mihaela feels more motivated than ever to share the diversity of the world with her daughter and with her audience. Since she became a mother, five years ago, Mihaela and her daughter visited over 35 countries together. 

Mihaela dreams to make The Atlas of Beauty a lifelong project that promotes the beautiful side of humanity and brings a contribution, no matter how small, to a better world.

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Prints & Exhibitions

If you wish to display some spectacular photos from The Atlas of Beauty on the walls of your home or of your office, or if you simply want to make a special gift to a friend, just write a message


You can purchase museum quality prints, made under Mihaela’s supervision, that will last for decades and will remind you every day about the amazing diversity of our world. 


If you want to organise an exhibition with photos from the project, Mihaela would be happy to give you more details. The Atlas of Beauty exhibitions are very popular events so Mihaela is anxious to see more of them, all over the world. 


The Book

Published in 2017, The Atlas of Beauty Book features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.


Mihaela’s colorful and moving collection feature portraits from very different communites, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. 


Packaged as a gift-worthy, hardcover book, The Atlas of Beauty presents a fresh perspective on the global lives of women today. Order here!



Your brand or organisation can share meaningful stories with its audience,

through The Atlas of Beauty.

Check out a few of Mihaela's collaborations with some of the biggest brands in the world: FacebookPhilips

Mercedes BenzWestern Union.

If you believe in the same values and if you’re trying to find creative ways to promote your brand, or if you simply have an assignment for Mihaela, or want her to be part of a corporate event as a speaker, please write a message.



As a public speaker, Mihaela loves to share her fascinating experience with other people. After traveling to 100 countries and meeting thousands of incredible women, Mihaela realised that it’s not just her camera, but also her voice that can send a powerful message to the world. 


Over the past years, prestigious universities like Oxford University, Yale University and companies like Microsoft, HP, Western Union, Penguin Books, Chloé have invited Mihaela to give speeches about her unique experience.


If you also want to invite her for a speech, please write a message. 

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Photos and stories

Check below a selection of portraits and stories from The Atlas of Beauty. For more follow the project on instagram or facebook.

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