• Glucose check. Nurse. Utica
  • Hope Credit Union. Bank customers
  • Hope Credit Union. Food Served. Bank customers
  • Town of Utica. Road. Mississippi
  • Cowboy hat. Abandoned building. Utica
  • Worker at desk. Utica. Mississippi
  • Man sits on bench. Utica. Mississippi
  • Abandoned building. Signs. Utica.
  • Water tower. Utica. Mississippi

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Eric J. Shelton was a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018. He rejoined Mississippi Today as our health photojournalist in January 2022.