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


Family at Mosque in Lahore by Carl Purcell


Sea Palace Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Library of Congress in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with Baby Harp Seal by Ann Purcell


Excaliber Convertible in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


True Love by Carl Purcell


Windsurfers in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Bamboo and Temple on Bali by Carl Purcell


Green Leaf on Fungus in Forest by Carl Purcell


Train Station in Little Rock Arkansas by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl on a Fence in Montana by Carl Purcell


Space Rocket in Huntsville Alabama by Carl Purcell


Painted Ladies Architecture by Carl Purcell


Snooty Wine Sniffer in Portugal by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Xmas Tree in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Fountain on Mall in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


American Eagle and Flag by Carl Purcell


Monorail at Disney World by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Stardancer Cruise Ship by Carl Purcell


Brunette Beauty in Pool by Carl Purcell


Young Hula Dancer in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Artist in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Cross at Rigi in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Portrait of Monk in China by Carl Purcell


Country Road in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Is that Amelia Earhart? by Carl Purcell


Eiffel Tower 1 by Carl Purcell


Trump's Weekend Cottrage by Carl Purcell


Poverty in Bombay India by Carl Purcell


Masai Warrior in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Indian in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Beauty with Green Eyes by Carl Purcell


Painting Masks in Kathmandu by Carl Purcell


Basket Carrier in Bali by Carl Purcell


Erosion in Colorado by Carl Purcell


Clock Works in Zurich Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Gold Teeth in China by Carl Purcell


Photographer in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Roller Skating in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Joggers on Rigi in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Steamer on Lake Geneva by Carl Purcell


Olive Groves in Spain by Carl Purcell


Coast of Puerto Rico by Carl Purcell