Until Death Do Us Part

by Thomas Sauvin


Photographs: Silvermine Archive

Publisher: Jiazazhi press

108 pages

Year: April 2017

Price: 37

Comments: 53 x 83 x 21 mm, hardcover book in a cigarette box, third edition of 2000 copies.

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 of 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.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Daniel Boetker-Smith


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Until Death Do Us Part

by Thomas Sauvin


Photographs: Silvermine Archive

Publisher: Jiazazhi press

108 pages

Year: April 2017

Price: 37

Comments: 53 x 83 x 21 mm, hardcover book in a cigarette box, third edition of 2000 copies.

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 of 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.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Daniel Boetker-Smith


More books by Thomas Sauvin

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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Until Death Do Us Part

by Thomas Sauvin


Photographs: Silvermine Archive

Publisher: Jiazazhi press

108 pages

Year: April 2017

Price: 37

Comments: 53 x 83 x 21 mm, hardcover book in a cigarette box, third edition of 2000 copies.

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 of 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.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Daniel Boetker-Smith


More books by Thomas Sauvin

more books tagged »tradition« | >> see all

more books tagged »archive« | >> see all

more books tagged »French« | >> see all

more books tagged »Chinese« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com