Powerful Photos By Romanian Artist Capturing The Beauty of Motherhood Around The World

Romanian-born photographer Mihaela Noroc has been photographing women around the world for since 2013.

In 2017, she released a book called The Atlas of Beauty with 500 portraits of women from over 50 countries. While traveling and working on her book, Mihaela also documented and photographed motherhood, sharing the tales of unconditional compassion and love between a mother and a child through her heartwarming images. Mihaela received her first camera at 16 years and her first subjects were her mother and sister.

She abandoned photography after her teachers at university discouraged her from pursuing it professionally. But in 2013, she traveled to Ethiopia, and this trip inspired her to return to photography.

Writing on independent-photo.com, she says, “Real beauty has no bounds. One can find it anywhere, in a village or in a skyscraper, in a gesture, in an intense gaze or in some wrinkles: Real beauty is in our differences.”

Scroll down and take a look at what it’s like being a mother all across the world.

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#1 Near Reykjavik, Iceland

Andrea, an adventure guide, and her son Benjamin.

So far, the photographer has captured glimpses into the lives of 26 mothers around the world. Noroc says that the amount of context she can provide around each portrait changes each time.

“I sometimes feel that the photos of mothers with their children tell so much and a longer caption would only spoil the charm. But there’s always intimate chemistry between them. And there’s always so much beauty and kindness in these special moments.” Noroc shared on platforms.

#2 Tokyo, Japan

Shiori and her seven months old daughter, Kanade.

#3 Andes Mountains, Peru

Juliana and her son Alex.

Mihaela herself became a mother in August 2018 and this made her even more motivated to continue her project. She’s now traveling the world with her little daughter. In two years, little Natalia has traveled with her mother to 28 countries on 6 continents, meeting many amazing women.

#4 Refugee Camp, Greece

This mother and her daughters fled the war in Syria.

#5 Kolkata, India

Arpita and her son.

However, just like everybody else, Mihaela too was affected by the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic.

“In January, we were in China when a mysterious virus started to make news in the country. Back home, in Europe, nobody cared about it, but being a few hundred kilometers away from the epicenter, seeing what was happening around us made me realize that our world would change a lot,” Noroc shared on her Instagram. “We’ve been fortunate enough to get back home safely, in Romania, and find a place with a courtyard during the lockdown. Although we can’t move, we can at least see the sky. I look at it and I’m wondering when we will be back there, on a plane, traveling to a new destination to meet new amazing women?”

#6 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ethiopian mother and son.

#7 San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala

The mother created all these splendid outfits.

As a mother herself, Mihaela hopes to learn from this crisis and create a more beautiful and equal world where her daughter Natalia can live peacefully.

“There are many more stories waiting to be discovered and now, as a mother, I feel an even stronger desire to bring my small contribution to making this world a better place for future generations.” She wrote on her Instagram.

#8 Italy

The daughter, Caterina, is a ballerina and her biggest supporter is her mother, Barbara.

#9 Kathmandu, Nepal

Upasha and her daugher Prayusha.

#10 Tehran, Iran

Leila and her son Abtin.

#11 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rachelle told the photographer: “We are resting after a long day at work.”

#12 New York, USA

Jenny and her daughter Lily were having a walk around the neighborhood.

#13 Kathmandu, Nepal

A Hindu mother and her boy.

#14 Bucharest, Romania

Carmen and her daughters, Ranya and Zara.

#15 Portugal

#16 Australia

She’s a wonderful artist from Australia and a beautiful mother.

#17 Tel Aviv, Israel

Mother and her daughters.

#18 Chisinau, Moldova

Ina and her one month baby.

#19 Osh, Kyrgysztan

Mother and son

#20 Kolkata, India

Tabassum moved here from Bangladesh in hope of a better life for her daughter.

#21 Guangzhou, China

She was on the way to the hospital to give birth.

#22 Mumbai, India

#23 France

#24 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Mother and her daughters.

#25 Berlin, Germany

Summer day in the park.

#26. Great Britain

20 Pictures of German Shepherds That Show You How Adorable and Loving They Are

I believe you all have heard of German Shepherds. They are the most steadfastly loyal companions, and consistently rank at the top of the most popular dog breeds, and it’s easy to see why. German shepherd dogs (GSD) are noble, diligent, loyal, and highly intelligent dogs. They are large in size and have very streamlined, athletic builds that make them both strong and agile.

Though they are excellent herding dogs, German shepherds are very well suited to work as service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. They are excellent performing as working dogs, especially in police and military operations. They also make highly effective guard dogs. Of course, the German shepherd dog also makes a wonderful companion in the right home.

One of the most recognizable breeds today, German shepherds are celebrated for their impressive balance of power and grace. They surely mark a presence in your heart as well. To all of those who own a German shepherd, they will strongly agree to that fact.

Below we’ve made a list of their adorable pictures, and they will make you fall in love with this breed once more.

1. My boy Kenzo, my soulmate. He’s a real gentle giant with a puppy personality. 


2. My baby had a photoshoot and I chose the photo that really shows her personality 


3. My baby girl met her brother again after 3 weeks 


4. I, for one, feel safer knowing there’s a German Shepherd in the Oval Office. 


5. Finally broke it to her that she was adopted. 


6. My family has always had a love for shepherds 


7. Now this is funny and cute 


8. My Flynn 8 Months old – for contrast My husband is 6ft 2in 


9. Our boy passed his test, he is officially a therapy dog! 


10. Me and my boy, Bauer 


11. Went to the shelter just to see, came home with this beautiful boy. Meet Fenrir aka Finn.


12. This pup helped me survive through medical school 


13. Meeka realized she can stand in the pool 


14. People tend to be scared of my pup when I take her out but she’s probably more loving than most people tbh 


15. We’re super cute. Give us your lunch! 


16. We found Lucy on a desert highway when she was 4 weeks old, today she celebrates 10 months. 


17. She’s just so cute I can hardly stand it! 


18. Levi sporting a baby carhartt coat 


19. Kato mastered “sit” and “stay, so now we are moving on to “defensive driving” 


20. I just can’t get over his face 


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