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


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Portugal by Carl Purcell


Balloon Inflation in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Cliff Dwellers in Rhonda by Carl Purcell


Arch of Triumph in Paris by Carl Purcell


Come Fly with Me by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell


Coast of Ireland by Carl Purcell


Flipper with Friend at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Adobe Church at Taos in New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Gobi Desert in Mongolia by Carl Purcell


Erosion on Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Seagull in Flight over Key West by Carl Purcell


Sphinx in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Clock Tower at Lisbon in Portugal by Carl Purcell


Pro Choice march in DC by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center in New York before 9/11 by Carl Purcell


Christy in a Blue Boat by Carl Purcell


Mustang Convertible at my House in Florida by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Eat Your Prunes in London by Carl Purcell


We Love San Francisco by Carl Purcell


Woman at Big Bend by Carl Purcell


I Hate Paris by Carl Purcell


Big Women in Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Exotic Live Acts by Carl Purcell


Two birds in the hand by Carl Purcell


Waterfall on Maui by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Architecture in San Francisco by Carl Purcell


Perfect Reflection in Dead Sea by Carl Purcell


Christy on Tobago by Carl Purcell


Gendarme in Paris by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over the DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell on top of Notre Dame in Paris by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Roadster on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Classic Yellow Ford Daytona Beach Florida by Carl Purcell


White Studabaker in Daytona Beach by Carl Purcell


Who Shrank my Car? by Carl Purcell


Sunset at Temple of Poseidon in Greece by Carl Purcell


Photographer Carl Purcell with Rosa Parks by Carl Purcell


Pink Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Sunset Under Pier in California by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Office in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Anne Hathaway Cottage in Stratford England by Carl Purcell


Celtic Crosses in Sunset by Carl Purcell