State Spotlight

SELF REFLECTION: After more than three decades as one of Mississippi State University’s official photographers, Russ Houston is hanging up his camera to retire June 30. A 1985 communication graduate, he has dedicated his career to chronicling the ever-changing landscape, sports legends in action and the generations of Bulldogs who have passed through the university’s picturesque campus.

Over the course of his career, Houston’s work has been showcased in publications across the country, selected for display in homes and businesses, and used on countless university materials, including this magazine. In this self-portrait, he stands in the Colvard Student Union Art Gallery, which this spring hosted a showcase of some of his most well-known and personal-favorite photographs.

Photography by Russ Houston

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