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Photographer Journeys Around the Globe in Search of the Oldest Living Organisms

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La Llareta #0308-2B31 (2,000+ years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)

What looks like moss covering rocks is actually a very dense, flowering shrub that happens to be a relative of parsley, living in the extremely high elevations of the Atacama Desert.

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Dead Huon Pine adjacent to living population segment #1211-3609 (10,500 years old, Mount Read, Tasmania)

Fire destroyed much of this clonal colony of Huon Pines (as seen in this photograph) on Mount Read, Tasmania, but a substantial portion of it survived. The age of the colony was discovered by carbon dating ancient pollen found at the bottom of a nearby lakebed, which was genetically matched to the living colony.

For The Oldest Living Things in the World, Brooklyn-based photographer Rachel Sussman traveled to all seven earthly continents in search of the planet’s most resilient living organisms. Working backwards from the year zero, the photographer collaborated with some of the world’s top biologists and researchers to track down individual plants, corals, fungi, and bacteria that have persisted through at least 2,000 years to arrive at the present moment in human history.

Abandoned Room with a View

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© Pete Ryan / National Geographic / Offset

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Photo du Jour: A Forest of Internet Photos

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We have all downloaded that ocean scene or forest desktop background, so saturated with color and disreality, yet somehow alluring enough to draw us in. Anastasia Samoylova uses the Internet’s infinite resource of nature imagery to assemble temporary sculptures for her series Landscape Sublime. Playing with ideas of the human desire to experience something beautiful beyond themselves, Samoylova examines this concept through popular screen-based photographs and the transformation that occurs when they take on a more physical form.

Modern American Ruins Photographed by Rob Dobi

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Windows of a sugar refinery factory © Rob Dobi / Offset

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Control panel in an abandoned power plant © Rob Dobi / Offset

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Abandoned bathroom in a hospital © Rob Dobi / Offset

Connecticut-based photographer Rob Dobi is drawn to abandoned buildings by a suspended sense of mystery, preferring to know very little about each location before his visit. These modern American ruins tell stories, Dobi explains, and he strives to capture the chapters that others might leave out. Before wrapping shooting on any given building, he might visit numerous times, examining details that reveal themselves throughout different times of day, as the light sharpens his surroundings.

Heartbreaking Photos Capture Shelter Dogs in the Minutes Proceeding Euthanasia

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2011/06/13 11:44 a.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 40 Minutes

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2011/10/24 12:09 p.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 1.9 Hours

For Memento Mori, Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou captures the final minutes in the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs awaiting euthanasia. For each, he visits on the day of their predetermined deaths. In the last instants of their existence, he often plays with them, feeds them, and gives them a voice that has eluded them for much of their troubled lives.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Things for Photographers to Do in New York (October 20-26)

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© Stevie Nicks / Morrison Hotel Gallery

We at Feature Shoot are always on the lookout for new and exciting things going on in the world of photography, and we are thrilled to introduce a new weekly feature showcasing some of the many photo-related events, activities and shows happening in New York. Feature Shoot Recommends has something for everyone, from photojournalistic mavens to fine art enthusiasts, so be sure to check in each Monday for our top ten picks of the week. And next week we will launch our London edition!

Darth Vader Rides the Bus!: Photographer Inserts Star Wars Characters Into Daily Life

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“This is how the world was to me when I was young,” says Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg of his series Star Wars, an arresting homage to his own childhood. In his hushed, monochromatic world, we discover Star Destroyers, AT-ATs, and the Rebel Insignia peppering the Canadian landscape, imbuing daily life with a potent sense of anticipation and the promise of the unknown.

Colorful Cacti

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© Lawren Lu / Offset

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‘Cholafied’ Turns Celebrities into Mexican Gang Divas

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Angelina Jolie – The Billy Bob Years

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Chola Mark Zuckerberg aka Daddy Nobucks

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Jay Z aka Chola HOVA – Kim K Sit Yo @ss Down

For Cholafied, Los Angeles-based artist and advertising student Michael Jason Enriquez transforms celebrities into 1990s street gang divas.

Photo du Jour: Dandelion Seeds

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For Let Me Fly, Berlin-based photographer David Catá shrouds his model in a veil of dandelion seeds, allowing the remnants of the expired flower to cradle her face like delicate, ghostly hands. Here, the fluffy seed becomes a physical manifestation of abstracted memories, recalling someone or something lost and irretrievable. However, memories, like the discarded germ of a dandelion, can also foster new life, borne from the remains of something long vanished.

Image © David Catá