Sauvin Thomas . UNTIL DEATH DO US PART - signed copy

Size: 53 x 83 x 21mm / 108 pages, paperback, Hardcover, with a cigarette box / Second Edition /

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.


link to another Thomas Sauvin publication : Silvermine

link to the first edition of : Until death do us part

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