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


Float at Flower Festival in Nice France by Carl Purcell


Clouds of Steam from Hot Lava by Carl Purcell


Beauty at Bunratty in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Sally Lightfoot Crab by Carl Purcell


Taj Mahal at Agra in India by Carl Purcell


Pool at Bali Hai in Moorea by Carl Purcell


The Girl from Ipanema by Carl Purcell


Uncle Sam Balloon by Carl Purcell


Falucca on the Nile by Carl Purcell


Sculpture and Eiffel Tower in Paris by Carl Purcell


Celtic Crosses in Irish Sunset by Carl Purcell


Rhino in Tanzania by Carl Purcell


50 Gallon Six Pack by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Drank Here by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Parasailing in Key West by Carl Purcell


Spiral staircase at Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


He Ate all the Bananas by Carl Purcell


Rooftops of Dubrovnik by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


My Rolls Royce in Monte Carlo by Carl Purcell


Luray Caverns in Virginia by Carl Purcell


When I was Young by Carl Purcell


Joan of Arc in Paris by Carl Purcell


Dreams of Glory by Carl Purcell


Big Clock in Paris by Clifflyn Bromling


Indian on horse at Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Mona Lisa's Smile by Carl Purcell


Dancing Bear in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Kiss Under Love Sculpture by Carl Purcell


Christ of the Andes by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Making Friends with a Baby Seal by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Parasailing in Key West by Carl Purcell


Isaac Shelby Purcell by Carl Purcell


Sleeping with Degas by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Memorabalia by Carl Purcell


Art Gallery in Tokyo Japan by Carl Purcell


Accordion Player in Nice France by Carl Purcell


Angry falcon in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Golden Gate at Palace in Madrid by Carl Purcell


Little Girl at Flower Festival in Nice by Carl Purcell


Masks at Nice in France by Carl Purcell


Happy Man at Flower Festival in Nice by Carl Purcell


Fountain at Sunset in Paris by Carl Purcell


Attractive Lady with French Bread by Carl Purcell


Interior of Nenuphar Barge in Burgundy by Carl Purcell