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


Laughing Dolphins at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Wounded Rhinos in Africa by Carl Purcell


Indian on Horseback In Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


La Grande Odalisque in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Pink Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl on Fence in Montana by Carl Purcell


Sally Lightfoot Crab by Carl Purcell


Dolphin Adventure in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Crazy Eyes in Kathmandu by Carl Purcell


Schooner at Sunset in Key West by Carl Purcell


Monument Valley in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Wailing Wall in Jerusalem by Carl Purcell


Pray for Peace in Jerusalem by Carl Purcell


Jetliner and Clouds by Carl Purcell


Adobe Architecture in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Snooze in my red Mustang by Carl Purcell


Diving the Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Diver Photographs Sponge Coral by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Manet's Picnic in the Park by Carl Purcell


The Duel by Carl Purcell


Barn and log cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Frozen Tears on Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate by Carl Purcell


Welcome to Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Ballerina by Degas in Paris by Carl Purcell


Arles by Vincent van Gogh by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Memorabalia by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Pigeon Key on Overseas Highway by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Roadster on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Elderly Couple by Carl Purcell


Temple of Horus at Edfu in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Naptime for a Koala Bear by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Harbor by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale 2 by Carl Purcell


Famous Round Table at Algonquin by Carl Purcell


A Lobster Ate my Car by Carl Purcell


Verrazano Bridge in New Jersey by Carl Purcell


Sunbathers in Honolulu by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Houseboats on Colorado River by Carl Purcell


Woman on grass near Eiffel Tower by Carl Purcell


British Museum in London by Carl Purcell


Madame Butterfly in Japan by Carl Purcell