Photographer, artist, activist, mentor and educator.
Known for his portraits and photo stories, his topics cover a broad range of social issues including political unrest, human rights, health care, poverty and homelessness, animal rights, religion, the environment and the personal.
Houge was a recipient of the first-ever annual Yunghi Grant in 2015. In 2016 he earned an honorable mention for a LUCIE International Photography Award and a shortlist entry for Burn Magazine’s 2014 Emerging Photographer Fund. His photography has been internationally published by NPR, the New York Times LENS Blog, FeatureShoot, OAI13, Burn Magazine, Yoffy Publishing, Schilt Publishing and Popular Photography China. Houge is an educator and mentor to youth through the Boys and Girls Club and he is also an official mentor and Sr. Associate Lecturer of photography at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
Houge currently lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin