The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Since almost 3 years ago, Mihaela Noroc travels around the world with her backpack and her camera. In this journey she photographs natural women surrounded by their environment. Until now Mihaela Noroc visited more than 45 countries.
Today The Atlas of Beauty is one of the most popular photo projects in the world. It has strong communities on Facebook and Instagram while its Tumblr blog was the third most viral in 2015.
When she started the project in 2013 Mihaela didn’t imagine that 3 years later she will talk about it live, on CNN, or on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.
The Guardian, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, BBC, Spiegel, Corriere della Sera are just a few other media outlets that featured the project and showed her photos to the world.
Through her photography she wants to capture that feeling of warmth and serenity which comes from the eyes of a woman and can balance sometimes the negativity we see in the media.
Many people from all around the world face discrimination just because they have a certain color, religion, ethnicity or because they are women. She thinks beauty is diversity and it can teach us to be more tolerant.
Her goal is to continue for many years and capture beauty in all countries of the globe, if possible, making this Atlas an inspiration for all women that try to be themselves, natural and authentic
The photo you see in the header is one of her photo’s of Sunita. Shot in Puskar, India. Sunita is one of the beautiful children that live in desert tent camps around Pushkar, India. Many tourists photograph her, because of her spectacular eyes, but a few are interested to help.
She badly damaged her left hand when she was little. Her father died almost a year ago. The tent camp communities have no power or plumbing, and there are a lot serious health problems.
In the last years Brett, from the US, helped this community, providing medical care and free education, using mostly his own savings. But now his savings are over and he needs support to continue this essential work. I met him in Pushkar and I saw with my own eyes how much he supports these children, and their desperate need of help. Their stories are heart-breaking. Some of the babies are in danger of starvation and they are in desperate need of help.
Brett operates a school for 30 of these children, with well-qualified teachers and a nurse, and free food and medical care. He helped Sunita with hand surgery 18 months ago, and she is attending the school, coming by bus every 50km round-trip. She is excelling in Hindi, English, and Math, and wants to become a nurse or teacher. She just had her first ever birthday party at school, at age 13!
Please click the link and find out more. Make a donation and give a chance for a better life, to these beautiful children.