Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Martin Parr, Rafal Milach, Alejandro Cartagena, Sarah Bradley, Daniel Boetker-Smith, John Phelan, Mark Power, Tim Clark, Simon Baker
" A brilliant follow up to the wonderful original Silvermine set of small books." — Martin Parr
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.