The Oldest Living Things in the World, A Book Featuring Photos of Organisms Over 2000 Years Old

Back in 2012 we posted about “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” a project by photographer Rachel Sussman to document organisms that are 2,000 or more years old. The project was recently expanded into a book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, featuring essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Carl Zimmer. The book is available on Amazon.

The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way.

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E.D.W. Lynch
E.D.W. Lynch

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