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Until Death Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin

Thomas Sauvin

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Until Death Do Us Part by Thomas Sauvin 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 of 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 850,000 negatives salvaged over the last ten years from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing. Beijing Silvermine offers a unique photographic portrait of the Chinese capital and the life of its inhabitants in the decade following the Cultural Revolution.

  • 53 x 83 x 21 mm
  • 108 pages
  • Hardcover with a cigarette box

Artist: Thomas Sauvin (Beijing Silvermine)

Published By: Jiazazhi Press


Until Death Do Us Part is nominated as one of the best photobooks in Fotobookfestival Kassel 2016

Until Death Do Us Part is selected as one of the best photobooks by photo-eye and New York Times in 2015.

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