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


Woman in Cage in Bombay by Carl Purcell


Verrazano Bridge in New Jersey by Carl Purcell


Colorado River near Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Roadster on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Tuba Player at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


Marlboro Man with his Horse by Carl Purcell


The Marlboro Man? by Carl Purcell


David slays Goliath by Carl Purcell


Kissing a Giraffe by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Dune Buggy in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Columbia River in Washington by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale Florida by Carl Purcell


500 Gallons of Coca-Cola by Carl Purcell


Paragliding in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Spectacular Beach on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Photographer Carl Purcell and Rosa Parks by Carl Purcell


Scuba Diver near Sunken Ship in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Red Caboose in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Keep Off the Grass at Oxford by Carl Purcell


Clifford and Elaine by Carl Purcell


Rodeo in Kissimmee Fkorida by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


View of Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Dangerous Alligator in Flea Market by Carl Purcell


4 Queens in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


Daughters of Satan by Carl Purcell


Trained Falcon by Carl Purcell


Beauty on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Harbor by Carl Purcell


Scuba Divers in Key West by Carl Purcell


A Very Green Frog by Carl Purcell


Adobe Architecture in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Red Tulips and Capitol in Washington by Carl Purcell


The Gorilla of my Dreams by Carl Purcell


Eat Your Prunes in London by Carl Purcell


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Big Woman and Little Men by Carl Purcell


Come Fly with Me by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Schooner in Key West by Carl Purcell


Coast of Northern Ireland by Carl Purcell


Mountains in Nepal by Carl Purcell