Mercedes, Nicholas, Camille, Chris

Mercedes Harn teaches K-5 Spanish at Athens Chilesburg Elementary School in Lexington, KY. She is the president of Casa de la Cultura and a local artist and muralist.

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When asked what’s on their minds, Chris tells us: “Everyone’s got their own agenda. My daughter came back from UK and went to her room. My son is concerned about his computer gaming. Mercedes is concerned how she is going to teach all 600 of her students. I’m just worried about keeping everyone fed.”

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.