Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc undertook a long odyssey — spanning 37 countries over 15 months — to capture the beauty and diversity of the world through photographs of the native women. She’s been on this journey for a project titled ‘The Atlas of Beauty‘. At a stopover in India, Noroc pulled out her camera — and she didn’t disappoint. Here are some of her breathtaking pictures depicting natural Indian beauty.
“This is the Langar of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India that serves food to about 100.000 people, in a normal day. While tasting the delicious food, a few days ago, I met this beautiful Sikh piligrim.”
Mihaela Noroc’s Delhi stopover produced a young girl in western clothing, a radical departure from the pilgrim at Amritsar.
This photo of a girl with a slight smile in Mumbai elicited interesting reactions on Instagram with users trying to decipher the emotions behind the expression. Indian women indeed know how to maintain an aura of mystery.
“Each morning she comes from her small village to Varanasi. She sells in the market, with her family.”
“She was not going to a celebration, but just to the market. This kind of spectacular outfits are common things in India.”
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