UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin
UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Photographs: Thomas Sauvin

Publisher: Jiazazhi Press

108 pages

Pictures: 50

Year: 2015

Comments: Illustratred hardcover, included in a cigarette box, 5,3 x 8,3cm. First edition signed by Thomas Sauvin.

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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.

 

 



Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

Thomas Sauvin,UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (First edt Signed)

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