Kick Starter of the Week: The Oldest Living Things in the World

2000 years and older. Can you even fathom such a thing? Rachel Sussman can and has photographed nearly 25 living organisms that age, including half a million year old bacteria.

The "Oldest Living Things in the World" project is one of my personal favorites.  Sussman has been traveling the globe and working with biologists in search of these oldest living things for 5 years now. 

She needs our help to finish the job.The biggest trips she has to take in order to complete her goal include the Antarctic Peninsula for 5,000 year old moss, Tasmania for 43,000 year old shrubs and scuba diving in Spain for 100,000 year old sea grass. 

Of course, this can get pretty pricey which is where her Kick Starter comes in. 

The goal is set at $10,000 and will cover travel expenses, film and gear.  Depending on how much you pledge, you can receive proofs of the photographs, thank-yous on her website, invitations to a party in her studio and more. 

This is seriously one of the coolest projects I've come across and to me, this is exactly what Kick Starter is all about.  It would be a tragedy if she wasn't able to finish, being so close to the end of her adventure.  Help out if you can by pledging or spreading the word!
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