FRONT ROYAL WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER AND ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP co-sponsor donations to Samuels Public Library that are by or about women.  This book is now available to be checked out.

The Atlas of Beauty

Women of the World in 500 Countries

By Mihaela Noroc


Since 2013, photographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women, from over fifty countries, to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us.  Based on the hugely popular website, The Atlas of Beauty celebrates women from all corners of the world and shows that beauty is everywhere, regardless of money, race, or social status.  From the Amazon rainforest to markets in India, London city streets, and the mountains of Afghanistan, these portraits and stories, many exclusively seen here, capture a rare glimpse into the daily experience of women, the obstacles that hold them back, and the dreams that propel them forward.  Ultimately, they show that compassion and love can prevail – and beauty, in all of its complexities, reigns supreme. 

            Mihaela Noroc lives in Bucharest, Romania, and has traveled almost continuously for the last four years working on her project, The Atlas of Beauty.  Communicating in five languages, she met and photographed women in every type of environment, from all different corners of the world, never imagining that her project would gain such international acclaim.  The Atlas of Beauty underscores the shared humanity of women, separated by oceans and languages, but brought together here in one astonishing collection.  The Atlas of Beauty is her first book. 

The Atlas of Beauty by Mihaela Noroc