During Week 9 of the quarantine, Lexington experienced its last freeze for the year (according to the local plant-growers) and its first hot and humid day (today). While photographing during this week, Kurt and I were greeted by skittish cats confused by our presence, docile chickens brought to front porches, and a dog hoping to get near the chickens. We carefully chose our way around thriving front-yard gardens bursting with lettuce, spinach, a mix of herbs, and young plants we couldn’t identify. And we delighted in a giant chalk sign that greeted us outside the home of a family we visited. It read: WHEN “I” BECOMES “WE,” “ILLNESS” BECOMES “WELLNESS.” #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky #HealthyAtHome


Rikketta Franklin, M.Ed. is owner of Cynette Tutelage and Consulting as well

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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.