Todd, Reed, and Kerri

A man in red gingham and jeans sits barefoot on the steps of a bright yellow panelled home while an infant sits in front of a teal wooden door with elaborate trim next to a woman in maternity wear: a tightly fitting black shirt, a long tan cardigan with two small, plastic cups (yellow) at her feet.

Kerri was figuring out how to juggle school, her two-year-old being home from daycare (the daycare closed the day before), and a baby on the way, not knowing what state the world will be when the baby arrives.

Audio Transcript

My name is Kerri Hauman and I’ve lived in Lexington for 7 years.

I wish to live in an America where people see each other as full humans and recognize that all of us full humans do not experience the world in the same ways because of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, and so many other isms and phobias that have trained us to see each other with disdain, distrust, and disconnection, rather than with appreciation, empathy, and love. And I wish to live in an America where that recognition leads people to take actions to make the world better for all of us, and that those of us with a lot of privilege realize that means we have to work the hardest.

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.