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Thomas Sauvin
Until Death Do Us Part (First Edition)

Edited by Thomas Sauvin

Jiazazhi Press, 2015

Edition of 1,000 copies (out of print)

Hardcover in box

108 pp., illustrated throughout

53 x 83 x 21 mm

Item #3002

0.200 3002 EUR 250.00 Add to Cart

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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.

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British Journal of Photography (interview)

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