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Rachel Sussman is an American fine art photographer based in Brooklyn. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a BFA, studied at the Bard College MFA program, and began a practice-based fine arts PhD at Central Saint Martins in London. Sussman is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and spoke about her work at the TED Global conference in 2010. Sussman's interdisciplinary project "The Oldest Living Things in the World," has been featured in the media all over the world, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Guardian, NPR's Picture Show, New Scientist, as well as publications in China, Brazil, New Zealand, and throughout Europe.
In 2008 critic Jerry Saltz cited her work as the "best photography that slipped under the radar" in New York Magazine, having stated in the exhibition review: “These stately pictures quiet the soul: You enter a reverie wondering how these organisms managed to live so long and if there’s anything in them that might help us stave off the inevitable…Sussman brings you to the place where science, beauty, and eternity meet”