Until Death Do Us Part / 双喜
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Until Death Do Us Part /双喜 is a photography book collected and edited by French collector and artist Thomas Sauvin. These photos come from the Beijing Silvermine is an archive of 850 000 negatives salvaged over the last ten years from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing. Beijing Silvermine offers a unique photographic portrait of the Chinese capital and the life of its inhabitants in the decade following the Cultural Revolution.
Until Death Do Us Part /双喜 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.
|Details||5,30 x 8,30 x 2,10 cm / 108 pages|
|Hardcover, with a cigarette box|
|Awards||Entered the collection of Centre Pompidou, 2019|
Showed in the inaugural hang of the Victoria & Albert museum’s new Photography Centre
Selected as one of the "Greatest Photo Books of All Time" by Source Photographic Review issue N°88, 2016
Nominated for the Best Photobook at the Fotobook Festival, Kassel, Germany, 2016
Entered the collection of BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France), 2016
Selected as one of the Photo-Eye Best Books, 2015
Selected as one of the New York Times Best Photobooks, 2015