Barry Perlus is an artist and educator who employs photography and digital media in his artistic practice. His work embodies a keen interest in observation and interpretation, using elements of scale, perspective, and abstraction.

He is an associate professor emeritus and former associate dean in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, where he taught courses in photography at the graduate and undergraduate level since 1984. In 2019 he authored
Introduction to Digital Photography a seven-course certificate program offered by eCornell.

With an avid interest in both art and science, his artistic practice includes projects in photography and digital media, notably panoramic and immersive imagery. His book
Celestial Mirror: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II was published by Yale University Press in 2020. As an artist/scholar/author/educator, Professor Perlus has received numerous grants to advance his work, including from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts. Portfolios of his photographs have appeared in national publications such as Parabola magazine and Progressive Architecture, and his work has been shown in more than 50 one-person and group exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad.