Cover, image source: Publisher website

Publisher Note

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.

Artists’ Book

Until Death Do Us Part

by Thomas Sauvin

Release Place Beijing, China
Edition 5th edition
Release Date 2020
Artist: Thomas Sauvin
Subform Photobook In A Cigarette Box
Topics China, Cigarettes, Wedding
Methods Archive Photography, Photography
Dimensions 5.3 × 8.3 × 2.1 cm
Pages 108