Carl Purcell Fine Art







Carl Purcell

Carl Purcell Fine Art

Michigan City, IN


My camera has been a passport to adventure. It has allowed me to span continents at the speed of sound. I have carried my camera to the depths of the ocean to explore coral reefs and swim through shimmering schools of silver fish. It has unlocked doors from ancient castles and mud huts on the edge of the Sahara. I have photographed presidents and marched with Martin Luther King. I invite you to share my adventures through my images on this site.

Photography is a powerful medium, enhanced by the Internet. Today we live in a global village and Fine Art America is an art museum that provides a showcase for anyone with talent and an Internet connection. It is inspiring to see what people from all parts of the world have created. It is like walking through the galleries of the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Prado.

My first job with the government was as the photographer on the Peace Corps staff. My first day on the job I left on a trip around the world. In the following years I visited volunteers on remote islands in the Pacific and isolated villages in Africa, my camera recording over a million images of these idealistic young Americans and the people they worked with. John Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" and their response is history.

Eventually my travels took me to just over 100 countries including all of Africa and Europe. I was inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Ansel Adams Cartier Bresson and Jaques Costeau.

My photography has been published in LIFE, LOOK, PARADE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PARIS MATCH and STERN in Germany and my column "The Traveling Camera" appeared in almost every major newspaper in North America. I also wrote a monthly column in POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY magazine for 17 years. My commercial images are available on Corbis, that image archive owned by Bill Gates. Some of my photographs have even been displayed in his home.

Many of these images are also available for editorial or advertising use at or Or you can contact me directly at or by phone at (352) 989-3552.

Carl Purcell
1400 East Coolspring Avenue, Apt. 214
Michigan City, Indiana 46360


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Never Lose Your Head Over a Woman by Carl Purcell


Purcell Pub in Ireland by unknown


Eze on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


My Time at the Ritz by Carl Purcell


Rock of Gibralter by Carl Purcell


Castle Ruin in Wales by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Pretty Girl in Wales by Carl Purcell


Fireworks Over Washington DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Aquaduct at Segovia in Spain by Carl Purcell


Jaunty Cart at Muckross Manor by Carl Purcell


Butter Sculpture of Taylor and Burton by Carl Purcell


Shah Mosque in Isfahan Iran by Carl Purcell


Gumbo Ya Ya in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


St. Peters in Rome by Carl Purcell


Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


Royal Cafe in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Museum in Madrid by Carl Purcell


Big Sand Dunes in Colorado by Carl Purcell


Footprints on the Beach in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Lincoln Memorial at Night by Carl Purcell


Tomb of the Artisan by Carl Purcell


Hot Chili Peppers in Ecuador by Carl Purcell


Castle in Heidelberg Germany by Carl Purcell


Gargoyle on Notre Dame in Paris by Carl Purcell


Temple of Karnak at Luxor by Carl Purcell


Ann of Green Gables? by Carl Purcell


Inside Blue Mosque in Istanbul by Carl Purcell


The Thinker by Rodin by Carl Purcell


On Bourbon Street in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Days of Wine and Roses by Carl Purcell


Watch Museum in Neuchatel by Carl Purcell


Eat your Prunes in London by Carl Purcell


Wall Mural in Montreal by Carl Purcell


Naked Boy on a Camel in Mali by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Light House in Mukilteo by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


The Open Road by Carl Purcell


Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


View of Ngorongoro Crater by Carl Purcell


Artist on Prince Edward Island by Carl Purcell


Condos in Miami by Carl Purcell


Girl with Butterfly Bowl by Carl Purcell


Old Glory by Carl Purcell


The Mad Hatter by Carl Purcell