Silver Spring photographer Jonna Huseman of Jonna Michelle Photography has been honored by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) as a Local Hero of the Week for her photo essay series, Life in the Time of Coronavirus: Voices from Silver Spring.

Ms. Huseman, who writes on her blog The Sligo Creek Photographer, used her free time during the pandemic-related shutdowns to photograph area residents and business owners, as well as document their experiences, as they navigate through unprecedented times.

“I’m thrilled to feature photographer and labor activist Jonna Huseman of Jonna Michelle Photography as this week’s MD08 Local Hero,” Rep. Raskin said in a Facebook post.

“Last year, she photographed dozens of neighbors for a series documenting their COVID-19 experiences—a chronicle of the beautiful strength and diversity of Silver Spring.”