Tuesday Themes of Longevity and Sustainability 

Photographer, Rachel Sussman is presently working a a project she calls The Oldest Living Things in the World. She travels around the world to make photographs of the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet. Her work is generating a dialogue amongst scientists whose research is otherwise too specialized to provide a comprehensive picture of global species longevity.

   Sentinel tree #0609-1437 (2,150 years old; sequoia national park, CA), photo Rachel Sussman

    la llareta #0308-23b26 (up to 3,000 years old, atacama desert, chile), photo Rachel Sussman