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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.

2nd edition of 2000 copies.  Extraordinary cigarette pack sized photobook. 

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 Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

 Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

 Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

 Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

 Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin

Until Death Do Us Part By Thomas Sauvin