Throughout the Ulysses Philomathic Library, there is an exhibition of photography by Carl Schofield. The landscape and nature images in this exhibition feature local scenes such as Ithaca gorges, sunflower fields, and botanicals in addition to views of Alaskan mountains, South American waterfalls, and exotic plants. These vibrant and highly detailed photographs demonstrate the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
Carl Schofield was a research scientist with the department of Natural Resources at Cornell University from 1960 to 1995. His work focused on acid rain impacts in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, Canada, and Scandanavia. Schofield’s long term interest in photography dates back to his teens and following his retirement he pursued this former hobby more vigorously as an avocation. Infrared landscape photography is of particular interest to Carl and his work was featured in a 2001 Popular Photography professional portfolio publication.