Thursday, January 5, 2017

Till Death Do Us Part

By Thomas Sauvin
Published by Jiazazhi Press 
Size/53 x 83 x 21mm 108 pages, paperback, Hardcover, with a cigarette box 
Second Edition: 2000,published in Sep 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.

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