The Salk Institute. A black and white photography perspective on the brutalist architecture of Louis Kahn

The Salk Institute was designed by architect Louis Kahn with founder Jonas Salk. Finished in 1963, it is considered one of America's best examples of brutalist architecture. The design was inspired by collaboration. The Salk Institute is the world's top Biomedicine Research Institute.

With open access and amazing architecture, the institute is a very welcome place to photograph. Popular with architecture photographers as well as portrait photographers, it is not uncommon to see someone with a camera in hand at any given time. I chose to visit during the harsh sunlight hours in the middle of the day. Combine that with black and white, the results were sharp and high in contrast. Here are a few images from my last visit.