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. Baltic Sea, Finland
Finland is one of the world's leading countries in fostering gender equality.
Here you can see a strong, independent woman who is ambitious and knows what she wants to achieve in her life.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Korolyov, Russia
Meet Nastya from Russia who lives in an industrial city in Russia and owns a little shop.
She takes passport photos in her little shop and has dreams of taking landscape photos from around the world.
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.
13. Riga, Latvia
Gender equality questions are a relatively new concept in Latvia. In the year 1990, Latvia regained independence and that explains why it is a new concept there.
This woman's self-motivation dictated her every step and she is striving to live as an independent woman.
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. 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.
16. 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."
17. Berlin, Germany
Here is a young German woman with so many dreams in her eyes. She loves to travel and wants to visit every place on earth.
However, she is still searching for the place where she would live forever.
18. 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.
19. Yangon, Myanmar
The role of women in Myanmar's social and economic sphere has been significant over the years.
This photo shows an independent woman who aspires to become a top model in her country.
20. 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.
21. Amazon Rainforest
According to legend, Amazonian women used to bathe under a full moon to remain eternally young and beautiful.
Here, you can see a beautiful Amazonian woman from the indigenous tribe in her wedding outfit.
22. Baku, Azerbaijan
The photographer depicted women of Baku who live in a society dominated by men. Today, more and more women in Azerbaijan fight for gender equality.
Here is a strong woman Fidan who never starts a relationship if she sees that she is not treated equally and with respect.
23. Tbilisi, Georgia
This is Natia from Tbilisi, Georgia. She studies Law and hopes to become a criminalist one day.
This passionate woman has a dream of working for the FBI someday. For the time being, she works in a coffee shop for a living.
24. 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.
25. 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
26. Berlin, Germany
The most beautiful thing you see when you go to other countries is diversity.
This is Anais and she feels both African and European as her father is French and mother is Malian.
27. Zürich, Switzerland
These are two equally beautiful sisters, Patricia, and Rebecca (they have one-year difference between them).
The photographer noticed them in Zürich Central Station and was drawn by their mesmerizing beauty.
28. Bucharest, Romania
This is Magda and she is a strong, determined, and beautiful woman. She experienced a terrible car accident in 2005.
As people in wheelchairs are condemned to isolation in most parts of the world, she wants to change the way people treat others who are in a wheelchair.
29. Omo Valley, Ethiopia
As wearing clothes is considered mandatory in other parts of the world, in Omo Valley it is not an unusual thing.
The tribe of this beautiful woman is called the Daasanach. High temperatures in this part of the world make nudity a regular thing.
30. Tibetan Plateau
According to the photographer, among the most graceful women she has ever encountered was this Tibetan mother of two. She lives in a rural village and she was quite friendly to the photographer.
Her natural beauty was elevated with the use of jewelry. Interestingly, she was wearing jewelry and yet she was cleaning her home as well.
31. Paris, France
Here is another ambitious and beautiful woman. She is Imane and she takes pride in her existence.
She has African and European origins and she dreams of opening an art gallery for artists from all over the world.
32. Havana, Cuba
After looking at this girl, many people may suppose that she is an actress or model.
Behind her attractive eyes, there is only one dream and that is to complete her studies and become a nurse.
33. Idomeni Refugee Camp, Greece
As Syria's civil war has been tearing the country, it has been affecting the women there as well. The war has devastating consequences for women and girls.
Here in this photo, there is the mother and her two young daughters who fled the war in Syria.
34. Kathmandu, Nepal
One of the greatest gifts that this world has to offer to us is diversity. However, the world has also become intolerant towards it as well.
The photographer is using this image of a beautiful woman with her child to send a message to everyone that there is still hope and there's still more kindness in this world than hate. She hopes that we all work together to make this world a better place for our children.
Here is a strong woman with her two young daughters. There are warrior faces behind these smiles.
The daughters are wearing stunning outfits that are created by their mother.
36. Jodhpur, India
The photographer noticed that trains play a vital role in the country as they transport more than twenty million people every day.
There are women who travel by train as well and she was fascinated by the idea of knowing the story of every traveler. She stopped at the Jodhpur Station to hear the story of this lovely woman.
37. Chichicastenango, Guatemala
The women in Guatemala wear traditional clothing and the look on this woman's face tell the story of her life struggles.
Though she is old, she still looks as elegant as she has looked in her youth.
38. Idomeni, Greece
Behind her beautiful eyes, there was an untold story. The photographer met this brave mother of three children in Idomeni Refugee Camp from Greece.
Just like most refugees, this strong woman had to leave her hometown in Iraq that was under ISIS control. She has traveled to another part of the world just for the safety and future of her children.
39. Chichicastenango, Guatemala
When we look around us, we start to notice that women carry burdens their entire lives, either literally or figuratively.
This lovely woman did that her entire life and what is so inspiring here is that she still has a smile on her face.
40. Nasir al-Mulk, Iran
This woman in Iran is in the traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. She is looking extremely beautiful in her traditional attire.
She has a subtle look in her eyes, which shows a woman who never backs down no matter what the circumstances are.
Here is another strong and beautiful woman from Syria who lives in a refugee camp from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.
Hasa feels fortunate to be alive and she is using this lifetime opportunity to study. This strong woman lost six of her small cousins when Isis attacked her village in Syria.
42. Istanbul, Turkey
This is Pinar and she is a theater actress. She is an independent woman who lives as a free soul.
As an actress, she loves to play different roles on stage and even in real life.
43. Cuenca, Ecuador
This woman gave a motherly feeling to the photographer and she enjoyed a moment of tenderness at the food market.
Who knows how many stories are buried under her kind smile.
44. Nampan, Myanmar
Although men dominate in Myanmar, the legal framework and traditions protect the right of women in the country.
The photographer met this woman in the local market that had a beautiful smile on her face.