Mihaela Noroc is a photographer from Romania and she quit her job and started a new life of travel. She firmly believes that beauty is diversity and she aims to change people's opinions about beauty. Here is a collection of her photos of women from different parts of the world, which shows that there are no set standards of beauty. We hope you enjoy it and get inspired.
1. Pokhara, Nepal
Nepali women are known for their fairer skin and attractive facial features. To top that off, their traditional outfits elevate their beauty.
The photographer took this photo of a woman who was spending her time around the splendid Phewa lake.
2. Timisoara, Romania
Some women around the world don't even get a chance to study in a school their entire lives and here this young woman recently graduated.
Here, Alice is celebrating her high school graduation and her eyes have a determined look in them.
3. Pushkar, India
When you visit India, you get a chance to meet likeminded, free women who have started to stand up for themselves.
There is beauty in the country's chaotic lifestyle and the photographer was happy to see women in India joining public forces.
4. Young Girl from Amazon Rainforest
Here is another young girl from the Amazon Rainforest. She is still young and yet she is fully accustomed to their culture.
When asked for her photo getting taken, she responded with a smile on her face. Here her innocence speaks volumes.
5. Lisbon, Portugal
Here is another example of diversity as you can see a strong, young woman with passion in her eyes. She is Daniela from Lisbon and has Angolan origin.
The photographer really enjoyed walking on the street of Lisbon and meeting women from different backgrounds.
6. Medellin, Colombia
The media shows you about Colombian women that their innate focus is on clothing, highlighted hair, make-up and wearing impossibly high heels.
However, it is not true and this time the photographer was able to show the true beauty of Colombian women.
7. San Francisco, USA
The photographer traveled all around the world to capture the beauty of women. She showed what true beauty really means.
In this photo, she went to San Francisco to capture a photo of a woman with a freckled face to show there are no set standards of beauty.
8. Tehran, Iran
Although women are not treated equally under Iran's constitution, women's rights in Iran are changing with time.
Here is Mahsa who is a graphic designer. She feels proud of the fact that from the time she turned eighteen, she has been financially independent.
This beautiful Muslim woman is from Ethiopia. Her best friend is another young woman who is a Christian.
In Ethiopia, Muslims and Christians get along very well and this is a glimpse of that. Moreover, you can see how beautiful women in that part of the world are.
10. Kathmandu, Nepal
This woman was walking with her son and didn't know how to speak English (her son did).
When the photographer asked the son that she wanted to take a photo of her mother, he inquired why. She said, "because she's beautiful." He proudly looked back and said, "yes, she is."
11. Tibetan Plateau, China
Tibetan women milk their yaks and do everyday chores. But that's not it.
They spend time together, they socialize, and they have this natural beauty that cannot be shown just through a photo.
12. Belgian With Polish Origins
Women all over the world are not only beautiful but equally determined as well.
This is Ania and she dreams of competing in the Paralympic Games.
13. Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is known all over the world for its pristine beauty and the women there are extremely beautiful as well.
This woman here is Thorunn and she is doing an excellent job at bringing women together in the country via a popular online community.
14. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Women in Mongolia are dominated by noble womanhood and have a higher degree of social positions and autonomy.
Here, this Mongolian woman is wearing deel, which is a traditional outfit for women.
15. Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan
Women in Afghanistan live in a society that is heavily dominated by men, but you can see the spark of a fight in her eyes.
She is working in the field and her eyes are not only captivating, but they are telling stories without saying a single word
16. Milan, Italy
These two strong women are mother and daughter and they have this rebellious look in their eyes.
The daughter’s name is Caterina and she is a ballerina. Her biggest supporter in the world is none other than her mother, Barbara.
17. Maramures, Romania
The women in Romania take great pride with their flowery kerchiefs, white blouses with beautiful embroideries, and traditional outfits.
This woman has a look of a brave warrior that shows how much resilient women in this part of the world are.