(CNN)His classmates called him "a monster" and "a freak."
Eight-year-old Jackson Bezzant has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare facial condition that makes him look different than other kids. The teasing got so intense, Jackson asked his parents for a mask.
Instead, they took him to photographer Josh Rossi, who helped him find his true identity -- as a superhero.
Jackson donned a Captain America uniform and struck a bold pose. His eyes blazed with defiance, ready to battle his ultimate villain -- bullying.
Bezzant is one of 15 children Rossi photographed for his latest pictorial series, inspired by the new Avengers film, "Infinity War." The children came from around the country to a studio in Utah for photo sessions.
Each young hero has a unique story. But they share a single, powerful message: Being different is cool.
When goodwill meets photography
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