On Friday, Governor Beshear reminded Kentuckians that in order to eliminate COVID-19, “We have to be that good neighbor … This is our test of humanity about how good we can be to each other.” Governor Beshear spoke specifically about the use of medical resources (which aren’t enough to go around in Kentucky, just like in the rest of the country), but the people found many and different ways to practice being good neighbors. Some shared home-cooked meals and stories in front yards, sitting at least 6 feet apart. Others made art to keep anxiety at bay. The scent of magnolia trees drifted near them, oblivious to the virus.

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.