About the photography:
Norka. Studios Korda. Havana, 1958 © Alberto Korda Estate
In this photograph, Korda masterfully captures the beauty of his greatest muse: Norka, Cuban-born model Natalia Magali Méndez Ramírez.
Alberto Korda (1928-2001) is the author of the most reproduced photograph of the 20th century: the portrait of Che Guevara, Guerrillero Heroico. However, his work goes far beyond the theme of the Cuban Revolution. Korda photographed the beauty of Cuba’s women, people and sea throughout his extensive career, which began in the 1950s as a fashion and advertising photographer.