Rachel Sussman Shows Photographs Of The World's Oldest Life Forms
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Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world's oldest continuously living organisms -- from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago's coast to an "underground forest" in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture.
Rachel Sussman is on a quest to celebrate the resilience of life by identifying and photographing continuous-living organisms that are 2,000 years or older, all around the world.
For the past five years, Rachel Sussman has traveled around the globe photographing organisms that have lived for more than 2,000 years.
Sussman's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in venues including the Museum of Natural History.