Ahmad, Mahmoud, Nema, Sarah, and Fathia

A family of four stand in Palestinian gard (the three women in light-colored, fabric head dressing and long-sleeved dresses, the two young men in long white robes, one in a white cap) stand in a garden afront a privacy fence.

Fathia: “This time is very special for us because my mom is here—she would have been back in Palestine, had it not been for the pandemic, which stopped travel. Mahmoud is also here—he would have been away in boarding school. Ironically, the pandemic has brought us together. We also started our first garden in our back yard.”

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.