Until Death Do Us Part (1st edition)

by Thomas sauvin



First edition first impression in new condition, no markings, this is a brand new book, signed by Thomas Sauvin, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

‘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.

1st edition.  Extraordinary cigarette pack sized photobook.

Publisher jiazazhi