Images: Michaela Noroc
Romanian photographer, Michaela Noroc, travelled the world to create a map portraits, and, in doing so, has captured authentic beauty in women across cultures.
The quest to display the diversity of female beauty for Noroc began with her frustration at the existing representation of women online. In an interview with BBC News, Noroc demonstrated that to Google search ‘beautiful women’ would result in sexualised images of women that all typically possess an hourglass figure and white skin. Reacting to this depiction of women, Noroc commented: “Women are not like that. We have our stories, our struggles, our power, but we just need to be represented, because young women, they see only images like this every day, so they need to have more confidence that they can look the way they look and be considered beautiful”. And so, the 500 portraits that create The Atlas of Beauty serve as a refreshing collection of honest results in search for ‘beautiful women’.