Norma Córdova is a Mexican-American artist, born and raised in Oregon, by hard working Mexican immigrant parents. Her image-based work creates illusions that conjure imagination without presenting a factual reality. They invoke femininity, self identity, and wonder. Córdova works traditionally, shooting film, Polaroids, paper negatives, making chromogenic prints in the darkroom, and occasionally incorporates mixed media. Her work has been exhibited in the US, and has been published in The New Yorker, New York Times, Vice, PDN, and Lenscratch. In 2020, Córdova was included in Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50, and won best of show at the Center for Photographic Art’s International Juried Exhibition.