Stefanie Fiore has a stunning 10-photograph series that captures homes of Italian-Canadian families in their everyday garishness. Decorative wallpapers sandwich ornate furniture, gaudy photographs, and miscellaneous trinkets. Inanimate objects serve as subtle storytellers of history and social change. Posh or gaudy? Regal or cluttered? It honestly becomes hard to decide, but these photographs certainly capture a richness of character.
Fiore explains the series herself, saying:
This series is an investigation into the home of the first-generation Italian-Canadian in attempt to piece together an “Italian style,” and its significance within our history. The homes I am photographing belong to two Italian immigrant families who arrived in Canada after WWII. Specifically, these are the first homes that these families purchased since arriving in Canada over thirty years ago, and are the same homes they live in today.