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The Pfister


We were born into them. They have become both a marker of our identities & cultures and symbols of home. For some, they became gifts celebrating a coming of age; for others, they evoke memories of self-revelation and much more.

What do hoop earrings mean to you?

The HOOPS project began 4 years ago here in Milwaukee, and now comes full circle to The Pfister Hotel with current Artist in Residence, Nicole Acosta. Now is the time to be considered for her next HOOPS session on June 17 and have your story told through a HOOPS portrait. Photo sessions will take place in Milwaukee, but submissions are open to residents outside the Milwaukee area. 

Deadline to submit - Sunday, May 28, 2023

Session Date - Saturday, June 17, 2023

Limited submissions will be accepted. Those accepted for the June session will be notified via email by June 1, 2023.
Those not selected in June are invited to submit for the next Open Call, coming later this summer.

Learn more about the HOOPS project.

SUBMIT your story.

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