While photographing during week 10 of our new socially distant lives, Kremena and I met a two-month-old baby, a group of four siblings who functioned like a well-oiled machine (despite all the challenges they’d already encountered in their young lives), and more four-legged family members than we are able to count on our combined hands. We spoke with young adults about to graduate from high school and with their parents—grateful to teachers and support staff at their kids’ schools. And we saw more graduation signs in front yards than we can count on our combined hands and feet. Yard signs are our new way to whistle when a graduate walks across the stage, whistling loud enough for all the neighbors to hear. Though the rain felt imminent many times throughout the week, it only rained on two of the previous six days. Today, it didn’t rain in Lexington until after the sun set. #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky #HealthyAtHome #HealthyAtWork

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.