Kim with Rufus

A woman with parted curly hair in a business jacket and red pajama pants with a snowflake pattern is seated with a laptop on the rail of a front porch while a black labrador retriever looks on.

Rufus: “I am so grateful to have my humans home with me all day for non-stop companionship and occasional play breaks. I know they are trying to work and stay focused, so I give them space when needed. But I also give them comfort and peace during these scary times.”

Audio Transcript

Kim Naujokas: “I’ve lived in Lexington to five years. I’d like to live in an America where people are more interested in our similarities rather than being fearful of what makes us different. An America where we’re more empathetic with each other than judgemental–and with the election right around the corner it makes me sad that everything political has basically become a circus. I’d like to live in an America our elected leaders don’t act like clowns. We need truly intelligent, compassionate, forward-thinking leadership, and I hope that we can get there someday soon.”

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.