One remarkable photographer is capturing the beauty and wonder of motherhood—along with the hearts of we the viewers—by taking some extraordinary portraits of mother and child from all parts of the world.
Mihaela Noroc, a Romanian photographer, is known for her photographs of 500 women from over 50 different countries. She created the top-selling book “Atlas of Beauty," while backpacking across the globe with her camera.
Now, her latest collection focuses on the bond between mothers and children from a rich spectrum of cultures throughout the world—from Kathmandu, to the Andes Mountains in Peru, to New York City.
Of the bond between mother and child, Mihaela shared with The Epoch Times: “There’s always an intimate chemistry between them. And there’s always so much beauty and kindness in these special moments.”
It was during her travels that the photographer noticed something unique about mothers in every country.
“There are so many differences between the cultures of the world when it comes to raising a baby. The way a newborn is fed, carried, or educated is never the same,” she said. “But what’s [most] similar all over the world is the intense love of a mother.”
Before long, she realized that she wanted to capture this “universal feeling” in her photography. And capture it she has.
In her collection of photographs, from 6 continents and 28 countries, she has immortalized the deep love between mother and child.
By capturing these photos, Mihaela says she hopes to prove that a mother’s love knows no bounds, and that this truism prevails in all corners of the world.
“I think the mother’s love is the most intense feeling that exists,” she explained. “And we must talk more about it, we must show it more often in mass media because it can be a cure for all the hate and negativity that surrounds us today.”
Mihaela added that her own journey of motherhood also served as an inspiration.
This particular project has helped her grow closer to her daughter, Natalia, who traveled the world with her for the last two years.
“Traveling with my little daughter in all corners of the world is both challenging and amazing,” she said. “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 in making this world a better place for future generations.”