عيون الناظر هي التي تحدد الجمال، لهذا ما يعتبر جمالا في دولة واحدة قد يعد عكس ذلك في دولة أخرى.
المصوّرة ميخائيلا نوروك (Mihaela Noroc)، مسؤولة عن مشروع جميل يدعى “The Atlas Of Beauty ”، ترفع فيه على الإنستجرام صورا لنساء جميلات من أنحاء العالم.
زارت المصوّرة 60 دولة خلال 4 سنوات في إطار مشروعها، ووثقت نساء مميزات لا يستوفين غالبا معايير الجمال المعمول به في الغرب.
في حديث لها مع وسائل الإعلام العالمية قالت “يهدف المشروع إلى إظهار الجمال على أنواعه والسماح لكل امرأة بالتألق وعدم عرض ما يعرض غالبا في الصحافة والإعلام. “لا يقتصر الجمال على العمر. تتميز كل امرأة، تجعيدة، ابتسامة، نظرة أو لفتة بالجمال. أعتقد أن كل فرد في كل دولة هو جميل”.
جمعت المصورة الموهوبة أكثر من 500 صورة من كل العالم. ونحن جمعنا لكم بعض الصور الهامة من العالم العربي والإسلامي أيضا:
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. A moment to think about the inequality of our world. There are many places on earth where giving birth to a girl is seen as bad luck. Or places where little girls suffer genital mutilation, they are forced to marry at an early age or don’t have access to education. And sometimes these are not exceptions, but norms. I met this young Yazidi girl from Syria in a refugee camp from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. Hasa was feeling fortunate that she’s alive and has the chance to study. Unfortunately she lost six of her small cousins when Isis attacked her village in Syria. In many parts of the word life is so cruel and unfair. I just hope the girls and boys of today will make tomorrow the world a better place for everyone. It’s us who have to educate them in this spirit.
While traveling in India, almost two years ago, I noticed that trains are the country’s vital circulatory system. They transport more than twenty million people every day. Just imagine twenty million fascinating stories! I wanted to hear hers but the train left after a few seconds from Jodhpur Station. But in The Atlas of Beauty Book, besides 500 portraits, you will find stories from all over the world. The book will be out in the world in just two days and I’m so happy you will hold in your hands very soon. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #India
Tutku is from Istanbul, Turkey. She experienced many heart breaking moments in her life, but her positive spirit always gave her the strength to move forward. Her mother had several miscarriages before giving birth to her. When she was a child, her father paralysed and Tutku had to start working for a living at an early age. Her determination paid off and a few years ago she became a chef. But again life hit her hard. One day Tutku totally lost her hearing. She went to many doctors but her case seemed hopeless. “Once, I was staying on my balcony. And I closed my eyes and said to myself: If, when I will open my eyes, I will see at least a bird on the sky that means I will hear again. I was afraid to open my teary eyes and I stayed a long time like that. When I finally had the courage to look on the sky, I saw two birds.” After a while Tutku received an innovative implant that provides a sense of sound. Now she can work again, as a chef, but her hearing is still weak and that’s a huge challenge in a busy restaurant. But Tutku didn’t complain, when we met. In the contrary: She was grateful for every second of her new life. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Turkey
The name of this young Iranian woman is Mahsa, which means “like a moon” in Persian. When she was an adolescent, her father suggested that she study to become a doctor, but Mahsa was more interested in the arts and she chose to become a graphic designer. She is proud that from the time she turned eighteen, she has been financially independent, and soon plans to open her own firm. I met her in Tehran, Iran, a few months ago. Tomorrow I will step again in this fascinating country, which has a special place in my soul. I will visit Tabriz, Tehran and Isfahan so if you have any suggestions please send me a private message.
I photographed this mother and her daughters from Syria, last year, in Idomeni Refugee Camp from Greece. Millions of refugees escaped the Syrian civil war, but found themselves in a world where many people tells them to go back home. Back in their country the horrible war continues and there’s no hope of peace. Just a few days ago a terrible chemical attack killed many civilians, including children, in the most barbarous way. And most of the world watches this catastrophe with indifference. We, the ordinary people, feel small in this kind of situations, but is our duty as human beings to help, if we can. Please take a moment to support an important crowdfunding campaign. Link in Bio. This initiative empowers Syrian women refugees by teaching them transferable skills, providing them dignifying work, and enabling cultural integration into their new society.
Malika is from Milan, Italy. She was born from an Italian mother and a Moroccan father. She lives in a city which is famous for fashion. With her features and height she could easily be a successful model. “Many people from fashion industry tried to convince me to become a model. But I have other passions. I was never into fashion. I’m actually in love with hiking. When I was 8, I entered in a Scouting group and I started to explore the nature. I often go to the mountains. I hike there alone and I don’t see any human being for days. I always do that when I feel stressed and tired.” Malika is not scared at all to be alone in the wilderness because she learned everything about exploring the nature since her childhood. “I live in a rough neighbourhood of Milan and sometimes it’s a bit dangerous for a woman there. So I actually feel safer in the mountains than in the city.” #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Milan #Hiking
There’s something magical about the island of Sardinia, Italy. Sardinians gather often for festivals and parades to present their beautiful outfits, dances and music. Almost each town and village has its own costumes and the diversity is incredible for one single region. Giulia is from a small Sardinian town called Villaurbana. I met her in August, during the Feast of the Redeemer in Nuoro. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Sardinia #Italy
I took this photo last year in the Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. She was working in the field in one of the most remote places of the world, a place where nature and people are beautiful but life is so harsh. The terrible conflicts that dominated Afghanistan for the past 40 years never reached her village but were always very close, taking from her any chance to have a better life. These days I’m in Iraqi Kurdistan, another amazing place of our planet with beautiful people that suffered so much because of the wars. If we could really see and appreciate the beauty of our planet, we could make it a much better place for everybody. #Afghanistan #Wakhan #AroundTheWorld #TheAtlasOfBeauty
Although Europe is one of the most modern places on earth, there are still communities here that keep their traditional celebrations. During these festivities, many people that normally dress modern, wear their traditional outfits, sometimes inherited from their ancestors. What is interesting is that besides older generations, many young people attend this festivals and keep in touch with their traditions. I visited such communities in Romania, Greece and a few days ago in Portugal. She is Carolina, from Viana do Castelo, a town from Northern Portugal. I took this photo a few days ago during the festivities of Our Lady of Agony, a celebration that dates from the 18th century. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Portugal
Eleni is from Delphi, Greece. On a normal day, while she works in the restaurant of her family or walks on the small alleys of her mountain village, she wears modern clothes. But once per year, during Easter, she and her beautiful community celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ as their ancestor used to. Today Greece still preserves many of its ancient traditions and it’s amazing to see that in a modern country. I took this photo 10 weeks ago. Now I’m in Berlin with The Atlas of Beauty. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Greece #AroundTheWorld #Tradition
Linda is from Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, a republic in Southern Russia where ancient traditions mix with modernity and many women wear colourful scarves on their head. While visiting this unique place a few days ago, I discovered a new city, totally rebuilt, but where memories of war are still alive. In 2003 the United Nations called Grozny the most destroyed city on earth after years of terrible battles. In one of these battles, Linda lost her father, who was accidentally shot in his way to work. At that time, Linda’s mother was pregnant with her second child. Linda and her sister were raised by a single mother, in a time of war, but received a wonderful education. Today Linda studies medicine preparing to become a paediatrician. This strong Chechen woman had a tough childhood and now she wants to dedicate her life to help other children in need. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Chechnya #AroundTheWorld
Even on the rainy days, most of the people of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, prefer to walk or use a bicycle, rather than a car. Emilia stopped for a few minutes and told me about the happiest moment of her life. She was recently chosen for an important part in an opera. To step on the stage of Royal Swedish Opera, at only 20 years old, as a soprano, was an incredible experience for her. Being surrounded by famous opera singers and having her family in the audience made her prouder than ever. I’m sure that this is just the beginning of a wonderful career. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Sweden #AroundTheWorld