Brutalism

Shot between 2013 and 2017 these images bring together brutalist architecture from Marseille, Chandigarh, Dallas, Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv.
I am particularly drawn to the forms and surfaces that result from the Brutalists and their theory of Urbanism. They begin with a social message; a desire to provide better living conditions for residents of crowded cities. It was their belief that urban planning would bring about a more equal society and that if this did not occur, a revolution against capitalism was around the corner.
In photographing the rhythm and symmetry of the architectural forms I find a deep sense of peace and calm in the simple, functional forms but there is also tension in the sometimes bleak and brutal reality they end up offering. I think I’d love to live in a brutalist building, one day.


Casey Moore 2021