The Atlas of Beauty by Mihaela Noroc

The Atlas of Beauty

Photographs and stories of 500 women from around the world, based on the author's hugely popular website.Since 2013 Mihaela Noroc has travelled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs that celebrates women from fifty countries across the globe and shows that beauty is everywhere, regardless of money, race or so...

Details The Atlas of Beauty

TitleThe Atlas of Beauty
Release DateSep 26th, 2017
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
GenreNonfiction, Art, Photography, Travel

Reviews The Atlas of Beauty

  • Elyse Walters
    Stunning....beautiful....lovely....fabulous....women of all ages from around the world.....are glowing with beauty in these photos. This gorgeous book is a diverse collection of women- with tidbit stories from photographer Mihaela Noroc about their passions, interests, homes, concerns & challenges, philosophies, relationships, their own travels, their accomplishments, their studies, their villages and communities, their religions, their thoughts ...
  • Nat
    This collection seemed like the perfect blend between Strong Is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker and Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York. So the wait to get approved for this ARC was nearly excruciating with me checking my emails every day for a week. But I'm glad to say that it lived up to the hype I created in my mind.Since 2013 photographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to...
  • Claudia
    Stunning. Gorgeous. Simply beautiful. Words cannot describe the beauty of all the women in the pages of this album; even more their stories. I savored every page and not once I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. I follow Mihaela’s project on Facebook for some time now. I love her dedication and I cannot but admire the determination in pursuing her dream. Many of the women in her album also share the same tenacity. They are truly an i...
  • Lisa
    The Atlas of BeautyWomen of the World in 500 portraitsMihaela NorocMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐PUBLISHER Ten Speed PressPUBLISHED September 26, 2017A gorgeous book with a message for us all—beauty is about what’s on the inside, and can teach us tolerance, honesty and kindness. SUMMARYPhotographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera since 2013. She has been taking photos of every day women from over 50 countries to s...
  • Mariℓina
    Sometimes I feel extremely blessed when I get to read a book before its release date and today is one of those amazing days. The Atlas of Beauty is the ultimate book for every photography buff, not just because it's filled with gorgeous photos, but mostly because of the enthralling stories it entails.The concept is simple but not an easy task for the photographer, I'm sure; real women in their native environment projecting their natural beauty an...
  • Elizabeth A
    Movies and magazines would have you think that there is only one standard of beauty for women, namely skinny and white. Since the majority of the women on this planet do not meet this standard, why does this model continue to to sell? Add that to the long list of things I don't understand. This book is a photo essay of sorts. It's a collection of photographs of women from various parts of the world, and it made me smile. Homo Sapiens is one speci...
  • Bloodorange
    It is definitely true that people love looking at other people's faces. I found this book, opened it and could not leave it in a bookstore - finally bought it for my little daughter; it is a great resource to teach about diversity and women's lives in different parts of the world, although some of the descriptions need to be bowdlerized for the youngest.
  • Melania 🍒
    Stunningly beautiful and very important . I’ve known about this project for a while, from Facebook. I was happy to find that Mihaela is Romanian, I was so proud of her . I think it takes a big chunk of courage to leave everything behind and step into the unknown with no such thing as a safety net. The idea of the project is fantastic. In these days, especially , we need this kind of empowerment and diversity , we need books that will break the ...
  • Allwynne
    I have wanted this book forever, and boy... I'm so glad I finally have it in my possession. This is a wonderful book that shows women out of all walks of life. This book represents all kinds of women from over 50 countries,and is for all women(+ people of other genders) to enjoy. Not only does it come with photos, it comes with little snapshots or tidbits about their lives, that these people felt compelled to share with the photographer. The phot...
  • Bader
    One of the good deeds.
  • Andreea In Bookland
    “I would love to see your book. But I don’t know if I will be still alive when it will be published!”I have to admit this made me lose some tears when I read the book. I’m speechless! It’s a very beautiful, gorgeous and amazing book! It makes me proud to be a woman! It’s the first book that I’ve read this year (2018) and I’m glad I started with this was an amazing experience! I am thankful I had the honor to read this boo...
  • Lauren James
    This was so lovely. It's really nice hearing stories from women all across the world. I would have liked the text to be a bit longer - some pictures didn't have any information about the woman, and I found I wanted to know more about them, Humans of New York style! - but it's a really lovely diverse collection.
  • Melissa
    I hate having to give this two stars but I find the title and description a bit misleading. There are tons of beautiful photographs and stories from many different countries which really makes this book special. But after a while I realized that except for one photo from LA all the USA photos was only from New York. I am curious about why she chose to focus only on that city unless her travels didn't include the other states. There are pages that...
  • Alex
    Beautiful photographs and a neat idea, but it could have been pushed much further. I would have loved this book had it worked from a broader definition of beauty. So many thin women, mostly cis, not much queerness. I understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and obviously the photographer can choose to photograph whom she thinks is beautiful, but I think her message of finding hope and common ground across distance, difference, and ex...
  • Katharine Coggeshall
    This is a quick, visual read that I really enjoyed. The photography is a feast for the eyes and the concept is creative and unique. Pictures of women from around the world, in their natural environments, are layered throughout the book. Noroc does an amazing job of finding the inner beauty in each woman and culture. She offers some information about each woman, including their country. I really enjoyed Noroc's layout and photo juxtaposition; it's...
  • Rural Soul
    I feel myself lucky to have such an amazing book. 500 most beautiful women who dignified the beauty itself. By staring at them, I could only brood over divine beauty of creator God.I consider myself among those, who are always questioning behaviour of fellows when it comes to word beauty. Everyone has his own sense and scale of beauty. This rolly-polly, innocent looking woman has defined it like that, When I say “beauty,” I mean more than th...
  • Claire
    Wonderful book full of portraits of women from around the world. My favorite part is how the author has made notable effort in destroying the Eurocentric beauty standards that plague the world today, and how the author does it in a way that is respectful of women of color/non European cultures, instead of just race fetishizing. I love that part!!!
  • Kathleen
    By seeing the photos and reading the stories of these amazing women from around the world, I feel connected to them, and inspired. I preordered The Atlas Of Beauty as soon as it was available, and when it finally arrived it was exactly what I had hoped it would be.
  • Valerity (Val)
    This book comes from the author's online photography project, a glorious collection showing portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, with captions that help share their personal stories. Although this is my first photography book review, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the women's pictures and reading the captions telling about their lives. I love the diversity and strength and hope for the future shown on all of its pages. Check it...
  • Elizabeth
    *I received an ARC copy from Netgally for an honest review.* This is actually the first photography book that I've ever reviewed. I decided to expand my horizon and now will be incorporating photography books. I definitely liked the concept of this photographers series. She had a dream to travel and photograph women and I congratulate her on doing something that she's always wanted to do. There are quite a few photographs and stand out to me and ...
  • Anna
    This book is such a gem. The photographs are stunning and wow, women are just so beautiful and amazing. I really loved that the author also included shorts paragraphs about the women she took pictures of - their names, where they're from, their stories. Wow, I'm just so in love
  • pi
    Beauty is diverse 💕I would have loved to have more info of every photo (some of them don't even have a text) because I want to know more about all these women, but it is an amazing collection of pictures, and I love that it reflects diversity in terms of race, ability, and sexual orientation.
  • Tiffany Miss.Fiction
    i reckon this book would be some of my favorite photographic projext EVER but on digital format it loses a lot of fascination. I couldn't admire at its fullest these different beauty concepts and that frustrated me so much. However i highly support this project and the photographs are so good!
  • Parvu Andreea
    “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” Confucius Mihaela had managed to surprise beauty in women around the world and captured their stories and made them special.
  • Denise
    I wish I could give this book 10 stars!
  • Charlsa
    When I received this book, I expected it to be a book to celebrate the physical beauty and strength of women. I could not have been more mistaken and more pleased. Mihaela Noroc is a wonderful photographer. She has managed to take photographs of outer woman and shown us our inner beauty and that no matter our geographical location or circumstances, we share the common threads of femininity, strength, hope, perseverance, and an inner beauty that c...
  • Charlipain
    Magical. I can't express what this book means to me. I just want everyone I know to have a copy. Every woman within the project radiates strength and beauty. It's given me so much courage to be myself and encouraged me to value my own beauty - something I've always struggled with. Thank you. This book is a window into the resilience, strength and diversity of women across the globe.
  • Jillian Shoffstall
    This has turned out to be one of my most treasured possessions.