Vier Wereld Meisjes Dag met deze prachtige fotoserie
Vandaag is het Internationale Day of the Girl, Wereld Meisjes Dag, een dag waarop stil wordt gestaan bij de rechten van meisjes. De Roemeense fotograaf Mihaela Noroc reisde de hele wereld rond om vrouwen en meisjes in beeld te brengen. Deze prachtige fotoserie, gebundeld in The Atlas of Beauty, willen wij u niet onthouden.
Noroc bezocht meer dan 45 landen en bracht de vrouwen in beeld in hun natuurlijke omgeving: weinig gekunsteld, slechts prachtige portretten. Met het project The Atlas of Beauty wil de fotograaf de diversiteit van de wereldbevolking laten zien. Noroc: "Global trends make us look and behave the same, but we are all beautiful because we are different. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder is always somebody else."
Een kleine greep uit de foto's:
Although she was home in her isolated village, cleaning her house, this mother of two children was incredibly elegant and graceful. That's exactly how I found her, after I knocked on her door. Tibetan women, with their red cheeks caused by the rough climate, remind me of ancient paintings. Through their powerful eyes you can feel their inner beauty. I took this photo in October 2015, in Sichuan Province, China. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #China #AroundTheWorld
In Omo Valley, Ethiopia you have the chance to explore tribes that live like thousands of years ago. Nudity is something normal and the veil only protects this young woman from the sun. She is part of Arbore Tribe. The 4G mobile network is already there. Soon they will all have smartphones. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Ethiopia #aroundtheworld
Each morning this Banjara woman starts to work at 5am in one of the largest fish markets of Mumbai, India. She peels shrimps together with other women and young girls for a very small income. It's a hard life but she doesn't complain at all. A few years ago her life was even harder. That's why she came all the way from Southern India to find a job like this and a better life for her children. Despite all the problems, most of the Indian women keep walking with courage and dignity, and the way they deal with their daily challenges, combining strength with grace, is remarkable. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #India #AroundTheWorld
Koleka is a performance poet from South Africa. She was born in a family of 8 siblings in Port Elizabeth and now lives in Cape Town where I met her 5 months ago. In a time when the success is mostly synonym with lots of money or huge popularity, it's great to see that there are still so many wonderful people around the world that dedicate their life to art, although their path is full of struggles and challenges. Besides the time when she recites her poems on a stage, some of the happiest moments in Koleka's life are her birthdays. She thinks we should appreciate each year of our lives because getting older is a privilege, not something to take for granted. An article about my stay in Cape Town in the link from bio. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #SouthAfrica
The island of Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy. There you will have the chance to hear the Sardinian language sometimes, considered by many scholars the closest to Latin, and see some of the most diverse traditional costumes in the world. Each village and town has its own traditional outfits, incredibly different from each other. These are usually worn during important celebrations, when hundreds of Sardinian women and men gather and parade in their folk costumes. Johara is from a small Sardinian town called Ottana. I met her 10 days ago, during the Feast of the Redeemer in Nuoro, a few kilometres from her home. I continue my journey in Italy and these days I’m in Milan with The Atlas of Beauty. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Italy #Sardinia #Tradition #AroundTheWorld
Facebook invited me to photograph six remarkable women for International Women's Day 2016. In the past three weeks I travelled in six countries, to capture six amazing stories. In this photo is Thorunn, from Iceland. You can visit my Facebook page(The Atlas of Beauty) to see all the photos and stories. Happy women's day! #TheAtlasOfBeauty #aroundtheworld #Iceland
Bron: The Atlas of Beauty door Mihaela Noroc