As Lexington nears the end of our first month of social distancing, Kurt and I encounter a lot more quiet and introspection during our daily photo trips. At times, the quiet seems to be the aftermath of inner turmoil, a wrestling with big questions most of us are too busy for in ordinary time. At times, this stillness is a kind of peace, a recognition of a new—and better—world in the making.

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.