Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical Portfolio – Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts. Continue reading »

Photographer Took Pictures Of Women in 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty

Kathmandu, Nepal
Sona was celebrating Holi when I met her.

Mihaela Noroc and her project The Atlas of Beauty has caught everyone’s eyes a few years ago (check out our posts about it here, here and here) and now, the time has come for the project to be released as a stunning book. Continue reading »

The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer Mihaela Noroc Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea

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“She was working in a hotel in Sinuiju”

Over two years ago, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc embarked on an ambitious quest to document diverse examples of beauty around the world through stunning portraits of women from more than 37 countries. Her journey has taken her to a diverse range of lands, including Tibet, Iran, Brazil, and the US, but her latest destination is particularly noteworthy—none other than North Korea, the isolated and rarely photographed East Asian nation.
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