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


Arab on Camel at Red Sea by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center by Carl Purcell


Light House in Rockport Maine by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty by Carl Purcell


Taj Mahal in Agra India by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool and Skyscraper in LA by Carl Purcell


Sad Woman in Purdah in Lahore Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Best Knockers in Dublin by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Ballerina by Degas in Paris by Carl Purcell


Inside Passage in Alaska by Carl Purcell


Cowboys at Sunset in Montana by Carl Purcell


French Angel Fish by Carl Purcell


Echo Serena by Carl Purcell


Arch of Triumph in Paris 4 by Carl Purcell


Woman Diver on Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Drying Silk at Red Fort in India by Carl Purcell


Bicycle on Banks of Potomac River in Washington by Carl Purcell


Couple on Motor Scooter in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Digital Full Color Imaging by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Harbor by Carl Purcell


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell


Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Dolphin Adventure in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Love at Downtown Disney by Carl Purcell


High Speed Train in Paris by Carl Purcell


Tomb of Pharaoh Ramses and Queen by Carl Purcell


Giant Painting at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Managua by Carl Purcell


Dreams of Glory by Carl Purcell


Mosque in Bomako, Niger by Carl Purcell


Porch of the Maidens in Athens Greece by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Baby in Timbuktu by Carl Purcell


Irish Beauty by Carl Purcell


Girl with Red Beads in Niger by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in India by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Can beer make you smarter? by Carl Purcell


Forgot to floss by Carl Purcell


America's Cup race off of San Diego by Carl Purcell


At Trump Plaza in New York by Carl Purcell


Pissed off in Paris by Carl Purcell


Prince Hal at Stratford-on-Avon by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Xmas Wreath of Red Peppers by Carl Purcell