Donna, Ryn, Jessica, David, and A Cutout Of James

Donna: “Our daughter Jessica and her baby girl Ryn came from Okinawa Japan to visit in mid-January and have not been able to return due to COVID-19. Her husband James is a marine stationed in Okinawa. Jessica and James should be enjoying all those new little things Ryn is doing each day, but are instead separated due to the virus. Now Ryn gets to see her father’s smile in a large cutout of him we made for the baby shower.
Our son Adam lives in Lexington and usually comes by once a week to visit and have supper with us. But since he does not live with us and is working full time, we are being careful and only doing porch pick-ups of meals, and he drops off supplies if we need them. We miss his company!
But we are all on #TeamKentucky #FlattenTheCurve!!”

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.