Thomas Sauvin╱Until Death Do US Part
By Thomas Sauvin
Published by Jiazazhi Press
Size／53 x 83 x 21mm
108 pages, hardcover, with a cigarette box
Published first in 2015
Fifth Edition, 2020
This book is nominated as one of the best photobooks in Fotobookfestival Kassel 2016
This book is selected as one of the best photobooks by photo-eye and New York Times in 2015.
Until Death Do Us Part focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited. The bride and the groom are then invited to play some cigarette-smoking games o f an unprecedented ingenuousness. This publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand.
These photos come from the Beijing Silvermine project, an archive of half a million negatives salvaged over the years from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing.
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