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


Pigeon Key on Overseas Highway by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl on Fence in Montana by Carl Purcell


Elderly Couple by Carl Purcell


Naptime for a Koala Bear by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale 2 by Carl Purcell


The Duel by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


Famous Round Table at Algonquin by Carl Purcell


Sunbathers in Honolulu by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Roadster on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Houseboats on Colorado River by Carl Purcell


A Lobster Ate my Car by Carl Purcell


Verrazano Bridge in New Jersey by Carl Purcell


Gendarme in Paris by Carl Purcell


British Museum in London by Carl Purcell


Madame Butterfly in Japan by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Emperor Constantine in Rome by Carl Purcell


Clown Woman in Orlando by Carl Purcell


Woman in Cage in Bombay by Carl Purcell


Elderly Man in China by Carl Purcell


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Tuba Player at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


The Marlboro Man? by Carl Purcell


Marlboro Man with his Horse by Carl Purcell


David slays Goliath by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Harbor by Carl Purcell


Dune Buggy in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Columbia River in Washington by Carl Purcell


500 Gallons of Coca Cola by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Paragliding in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Photographer Carl Purcell and Rosa Parks by Carl Purcell


Scuba Diver near Sunken Ship in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Red Caboose in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Kissing a Giraffe by Carl Purcell


Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Keep Off the Grass at Oxford by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Spectacular Beach on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Rodeo in Kissimmee Fkorida by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


View of Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell