For nearly a decade, Rachel Sussman has been developing the critically acclaimed project “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” for which she researches, works with biologists, and travels all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2000 years old, and older. She’s received numerous awards including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, has spoken at TED, The Long Now Foundation, and UCLA, amongst others, and appeared on the air on CNN, BBC, and various public radio programs. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, including the Berlin Botanical Museum, Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Gernmany. In 2013 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography.
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