22 Gorgeous Pics That Show Just How Differently Beauty Is Defined Around The World

by Madison N Nunes

It seems like worldwide ideals of beauty have been all over the news lately. Ester Honig, for example, asked 40 Photoshop techs in 25 different countries to edit her according their culture’s standard to prove that there isn’t one standard of beauty that extends around the world.

Now, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has taken Honig’s project to the next level by traveling the world to capture women of all creeds in a series called The Atlas of Beauty. “Beauty means to keep alive your origins and culture,” Noroc writes on her website,  “to be natural, sincere, authentic, particular, not necessarily fashionable or skinny.”

The photographs from the Atlas of Beauty project embrace all shapes and sizes, skin tones, and personalities. Noroc has travelled through 37 countries thus far and hopes to raise donations so that the project can continue. 

Iran


Latvia



Colombia

Myanmar

Amazon Rainforest

Japan

U.S.A

Australia

Russia
 

Cuba

U.S.A


Romania

Ethiopia

Singapore

Ecuador

Chile

Brazil


Uzbekistan (Twins Around the World)

Peru


Indonesia

Peru


China (Tibetan woman )

Even more photographs reside on Noroc's Instagram and Facebook pages. 

Images c/o Mihaela Noroc.

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