Linda Gorton, Mayor

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton suggested we photograph her at the Government Center, her home-away-from-home. She came outside holding large apricot and white ribbons in honor of Lexington’s nurses and the Year of the Nurse. Mayor Gorton noted that Kentuckians can show their support by hanging or wearing their own apricot and white ribbons. The Kentucky Nurses Association also encourages supporters to post photos of ribbons on social media, using the hashtags #ThankYouNurses #TeamKentucky #TogetherKY

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.