On Wednesday, March 18, the local tattoo shops closed. The Kenan Lecture by Joy Harjo at Transylvania University was postponed until March 2021. Harjo had been asked to speak about civility. In her absence, local small-business owners launched a platform #LexUnite, practicing kindness, civility, and care. Kurt and I continued to visit with folks practicing social distancing at home.


Jada stood patiently in the warm rain while we took her picture.

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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.