Until Death Do US Part


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Thomas Sauvin
5.3 x 8.3 x 2.1 cm
108 pages, paperback, Hardcover, with a cigarette box
Fourth Edition: 2000

Published by/Picture Credit to Jiazazhi

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.