IDR 420.000 IDR 294.000

By Thomas Sauvin
Published by Jiazazhi Press
Size: 305mm x 255mm x 40mm, 174 pages, Leatherette Hardcover
Edition: 800, Published in May 2017

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.

Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart
Until Death Do Us Apart