Women Are Universally Beautiful Regardless of Race

Beauty knows no nationality, and “The Ethnic Origins of Beauty” proves it. It’s a non-profit, artistic, documentary and research project dedicated to documenting the ethnic diversity of the human race by collecting images of different nationalities.

“To reach the hearts of the wider international and multicultural public, the language of beauty has been chosen,” reads the project’s website. “The objective of this project is to show the real scale of ethnocultural diversity in a full, systematic and creative way; to illustrate each and every distinctive ethnicity, however small it is, and whatever its official status.”

The author behind the project is Natalia Ivanova, a Russian photographer and photojournalist. So far she’s managed to gathered almost 100 photo and video portraits representing over 50 ethnic groups from 15 different countries across 4 continents, which is pretty impressive considering that the project only began in 2012. It was first officially presented at an exhibition devoted to International Women’s Day in March 2014 at its Parisian headquarters, and the project has also received the acknowledgment of UNESCO.

The project is still ongoing and there will be other women that will be included. The selection criteria was simple.

1- The participant should inherit the origins from both parents.

2- The participant should carry the same ethnic origins for at least 3 generations.

3- The participant should be between 18-30 years old.

The project reached its goal by stating that all women around the world are beautiful and ethnic differences are a part of this life.

More info: The Ethnic Origins of Beauty 

Réunionnais People, The Bengalis and Indo-Mauritians

Réunionnais People, The Bengalis and Indo-Mauritians

Shilha People, Tunusians and Riffian People (Northern Morocco)

Shilha People, Tunusians and Riffian People (Northern Morocco)

The Kalmyks (Western Mongolia), The Han People (China, Hong Kong, Singapore) and The Buryats

The Kalmyks (Western Mongolia), The Han People (China, Hong Kong, Singapore) and The Buryats

The Uyghurs, The Altay and The Uzbeks

The Uyghurs, The Altay and The Uzbeks

The Ewe, The Fula People and Haitians

The Ewe, The Fula People and Haitians

The Wolof People, Martinicans and The Kongo People

The Wolof People, Martinicans and The Kongo People

Belarusians, Russians and Finns (Finland)

Belarusians, Russians and Finns (Finland)

Portuguese People, The Lorrainers (Belgium and Germany Border), The Tatars (Tatarstan)

Portuguese People, The Lorrainers (Belgium and Germany Border), The Tatars (Tatarstan)

Kabyle People (Algeria), Armenians and Georgians

Kabyle People (Algeria), Armenians and Georgians

The Kazakhs, Checens and The Circassians

The Kazakhs, Checens and The Circassians

The Osettians (Caucasia, Russia), The Bashkirs and Kumyks (Dagestan)

The Osettians (Caucasia, Russia), The Bashkirs and Kumyks (Dagestan)

The Anyi People, The Cape-Verdeanslar and Guadeloupeans (Caribbean)

The Anyi People, The Cape-Verdeanslar and Guadeloupeans (Caribbean)

The Abazin, The Ingush and Shughnan People

The Abazin, The Ingush and Shughnan People

Germans, The French, Lezgins (Daghistan and Azerbaijan)

Germans, The French, Lezgins (Daghistan and Azerbaijan)

Author: editor

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