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


Mosque in Bomako, Niger by Carl Purcell


Leopard in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Cosmetic surgery center in train station by Carl Purcell


French Angel Fish by Carl Purcell


Bicycle on the Potomac in Washington by Carl Purcell


Can Beer Make you Smarter? by Carl Purcell


Grindelwald in the Valley by Carl Purcell


Father and Son in Micronesia by Carl Purcell


Pool and View of Monte Carlo by Carl Purcell


Tree of Life in Ethiopia by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell


Red Tulips at Capitol in Washington by Carl Purcell


Alamo Square in San Francisco by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Spain by Carl Purcell


Rainbow over Victoria Falls by Carl Purcell


The Road Home by Carl Purcell


Violin Practice on Romantic Road in Germany by Carl Purcell


The Chopping Block at Tower of London by Carl Purcell


Lake Powell in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Peggy at the Guggenheim in NYC by Carl Purcell


AM TRAK in California by Carl Purcell


Hot Lips at Museum of Modern Art by Carl Purcell


View from Rigi in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Khyber Mail Train by Carl Purcell


Drying Carpets in Iran by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Scuba Diver on Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


cajun dancers by Carl Purcell


Couple Walk on a Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Balloon Inflation by Carl Purcell


2nd Ugliest Bird in the World by Carl Purcell


Golden Treasure in Key West by Carl Purcell


Sonora Museum by Carl Purcell


Symbol of the Porcupine King of France by Carl Purcell


Fountain at Trafalgar Square in London by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over the Washington Mall by Carl Purcell


Blind Falcon in Balmar in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Penne Palace in Sintra Portugal by Carl Purcell


Domoland Castle at Night by Carl Purcell


Rice Farmer in Luzon by Carl Purcell


Pigeon Key on Overseas Highway by Carl Purcell


Porch of the Maidens by Carl Purcell


View of Segovia by Carl Purcell


Sunset Under the Pier by Carl Purcell


Antelope Canyon by Carl Purcell


Island of Sveti Stefan in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Green Valley in Switzerland by Carl Purcell