Amy and Leo

Two women are seated on the stairs of an apartment complete. One wears glasses with dyed dark-auburn hair and a long black cardigan and the other has curly green hair, her hands in the pockets of an orange GAP hoodie, wearing white socks and athletic sandals.

Amy: “We’ve had several years with very hard transitions. We are so grateful to have this apartment as our home now. And we’re glad to be quarantined together.”

Audio Transcript

The America that I want to live in is so hard to envision right now because we seem so far from that.

The America that I want to live in, humans are valued over profits, everyone has access to the same healthcare and education.

In this America, if an entire race says that they feel undervalued for any reason, we listen to them and try to make things better.

The America that I wanna live in, everyone is given the opportunity to express and to live their own dreams.

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.