1. newyorker:

    Rachel Sussman has photographed some of Earth’s oldest living organisms, describing her project as “a battle to stay in deep time.” Of the thirty ancient living things that she’s photographed, two have since died.

    Top: Jomon Sugi, a Japanese cedar that is 2,180-7,000 years old (Photograph courtesy Rachel Sussman)

    Bottom: Pando, a clonal colony of Quaking Aspen that is 80,000 years old (Photograph courtesy Rachel Sussman)

    An old school Kickstarter project in the New Yorker. Dig! 

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  2. Project of the Day—When photographer Ania Dabrowska met Diab Alkarssifi, a Lebanese photojournalist, he had thousands of prints and negatives of daily life in Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt, Syria and Iraq, offering a largely unseen portrait of life, spread across 100 years of Arab history. Dabrowska, working with Alkarssifi, put together Lebanese Archives, a book of these photographs.

  3. "Walking into the city, you found narrow alleys between the buildings with dripping pipes overhead, discharge flowing in gutters, people stripped to the waist in their underwear working in tiny factories, the sound of metal pounding metal, butchered animals, unlicensed dentists, a two-man rubber plunger factory, carts stacked with steaming food, everything mixed together. It felt unreal (especially in the early days), and yet totally normal to everyone living and working there." —Photographer Greg Girard, on life inside the City of Darkness. 

    "Walking into the city, you found narrow alleys between the buildings with dripping pipes overhead, discharge flowing in gutters, people stripped to the waist in their underwear working in tiny factories, the sound of metal pounding metal, butchered animals, unlicensed dentists, a two-man rubber plunger factory, carts stacked with steaming food, everything mixed together. It felt unreal (especially in the early days), and yet totally normal to everyone living and working there." —Photographer Greg Girard, on life inside the City of Darkness

  4. Project of the Day — Charlie Phillips has been photographing African-Caribbean funeral practices in London for fifty years. How Great Thou Art is a photo book that celebrates the evolving traditions, people, and cultures surrounding those practices. The title is taken from a popular hymn sung at funerals, which praises the life of an individual. It’s a declaration of love and celebration for the traditions and cultures of the African diaspora in London.