The Touching Beauty of Mothhood Around the World

Five years ago, the intrepid Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has been traveling to over 50 countries, engaging in a multi-year project to present the world's women in one, massive photographic project, "The Atlas of Beauty"; hence, she has been privileged enough to photograph mothers around the world.

As Mother's Day approaches, Mihaela Noroc's work is an interesting opportunity to see what motherhood looks like, from China to Nepal, Greece to Italy.

Now expecting her first child, Mihaela Noroc reflects back on the mothers that she has met around the world, and what it was like to photograph them with their children. "There's always an intimate chemistry between them," explains Mihaela Noroc, "and there's always so much beauty and kindness in these special moments."

Tokyo, Japan

With warmth and familiarity in each frame, Mihaela Noroc's work demonstrates the bond of family and the beautiful intimacy that exists between mother and child, even in the expectant mothers photographed. On the other side, those images do prove that cultural differences aside, maternal bonds across the globe look the same.

New York, USA

Chisinau, Moldova

Kathmandu, Nepal

▲ Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Berlin, Germany

Kolkata, India

▲ Guangzhou, China

Tehran, Iran

▲ Milan, Italy

For Mihaela Noroc herself, who recently spent time traveling in Asia as a pregnant woman, her own entry into motherhood motivates her even more to continue her work. “There are much more stories waiting to be discovered and now, as a mother, I feel even a stronger desire to bring my small contribution in making this world a better place for future generations.”


▲ Refugee Camp, Greece

▲ Tel Aviv, Israel

▲ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

▲ San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala

So, on the other hand, what is the best piece of advice photographer Mihaela Noroc could give to anyone keen to get into photography? Buy a good quality camera? Learn about lenses and angles?

Not exactly.

"Buy good shoes," she laughs, "because you are going to walk and explore a lot."






>> Via: mymodernmet.com; bbc.com; theatlasofbeauty.com




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