Photographer Turns Bullied Kids Into Superheros

One of the great things about photography is that it can empower people to feel more secure or confident in themselves, which is exactly what this awesome project does. Check out how one photographer is helping bullied kids regain their confidence.

Insider recently profiled this project by Photographer Josh Rossi, in which he turned 15 kids into characters from "The Avengers." The project began after Rossi's daughter, who was three years old at the time, was the victim of hateful comments online after being featured in another project of his. 

Rossi says he was inspired by the new "Avengers" movie, in which the team unites and combines their individual powers to defeat a bully, saying he wanted the project to inspire people to unite against bullying. As he was pondering the project, he found a video from the father of Jackson Bezzant, one of the children who would eventually be featured. Jackson was born with facial deformities and had been the victim of bullying at school, and his father made the video to ask for help. After reaching out to his father, Rossi was inspired to kick the project into high gear. Jackson would eventually become Captain America.

You can read more about the project and the stories of all the children included on Rossi's blog.

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4 Comments

Dick Minchin's picture

Great work guys

It looks nice and good for sure but I doubt it will help with the bullying. If anything, the kids would be teased even more after this.

"Oh look, it's the Hulk...I'm scared..."

Fritz Asuro's picture

It's so nice to see that bullying is being seen as an issue now. 20 years ago, no one would even care. I was bullied for quite a long time, had enough of it and needed to smack their faces, hit them with chairs, sling a hard cover dictionary, and stab one with a pencil.
After that (and a couple of times my parents being called for my violent nature), bullies left me alone.

My point is, no one had to go through violent uproars like I did just to survive school bullying. Parents need to teach their kids that it's not cool at all to bully other people.

Chris Rogers's picture

Bad ass! This turned out great! I bet it was loads of fun to shoot!