Father Recreates Famous Photos with His Daughter

The Black Heroines Project began as a way to help Marc Bushelle’s 5-year-old daughter Lily learn about African-American women whose strength and courage have made a difference in the world. His photos featuring Lily beside photos of iconic women have gone viral and have led to a number of fascinating surprises.

Three mothers transform a photographer’s prejudices

“My perception of ballerinas, as a feminist, was that they were starving themselves for their job, that they were doing what they did for a man that was telling them what to do, that they didn’t want to grow up,” says Lucy Gray. “But,” she adds, “as a photographer, your job is to hunt down your prejudices and get rid of them.”