While taking these pictures, Kremena and I met two Goldendoodles, spotted a set of cornhole boards hung high on a pole like yard decorations, and admired a back-yard garden-in-the-making. Lilacs were blossoming all over Lexington, filling lungs with sweet fragrance. On this Friday, we kept witnessing thankfulness: for other humans, for pets, and for the earth, which sustains all of us.

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.