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Thomas Sauvin: Until Death Do Us Part

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This cigarette-pack-sized publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand.

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Description

“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.

Format: Hardback, with a cigarette box
Publisher: Jiazazhi
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 108
Size: 5,3 x 8,7 cm
Language: English and Mandarin