This Dad Took The Most Beautiful Photos Of His Daughter Dressed As Inspiring Women

June 16, 2015

Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle is getting a lot of recognition lately for the brilliant series he calls "The Heroines Project."

The series stars his five year-old daughter, Lily, dressed as female historical figures. Marc says he wanted a way to spend quality time with his daughter but also teach her about strong heroines in history. He added that it was also a great way to build her self confidence and sense of self worth.

Here's Lily as Mother Teresa.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as the first African-American woman astronaut, Mae Jemison.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as the first female four-star admiral, Michelle J. Howard.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as author and entertainer Misty Copeland.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
NYC Dance Project / Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as singer/songwriter, model and actress, Grace Jones.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as American singer/songwriter and civil rights activist, Nina Simone.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as the first African-American woman pilot in the US, Bessie Coleman.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as politician, educator, and author Shirley Chisholm.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Lily as author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

little girl photographed as inspiring women
Marc Bushelle Photography

Perhaps the most touching part?

"I want my daughter to be proud of me," Marc told Upworthy. "When I am not here anymore, I want her to be able to look back at these images and remember this time, smile and keep being the trailblazer that I know she will be. She is my heroine."

Credit: Marc Bushelle Photography / Facebook.

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