2020-03-25 (Kremena)

During what many Kentuckians now affectionately call “Andy Hour,” Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear shared some good news: as of today, independent contractors, small-business owners, substitute teachers, gig economy workers, childcare workers employed by religious-affiliated organizations and non-profits, cosmetologists, and anyone who has had to leave their job because of quarantine qualifies for unemployment in Kentucky. “There is zero stigma—zero—to being on public assistance,” our Governor emphasized.

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.