Christal, Roger, Marie, Seraphin, and Jules

A family of three young men dressed in tee shirts and shorts are seated on lawn chairs surrounding an elderly man holding a baby girl on a front porch.

Roger and his wife Nanette arrived as refugees to Kentucky 9 years ago. They planted their lives here in Lexington. They have six children. Then in May 2020, Nanette died suddenly in her sleep. Roger is now parenting their kids on his own; four of them have intellectual disabilities. Due to COVID-19, the normal summer camps his children would attend through FCPS and Parks and Rec are cancelled, and they are all home together. His life is now focused on his kids. His only desire is to be father and mother to them as they grieve together.

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.