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


Elizabeth Tower in London by Carl Purcell


Lincoln Memorial at Dusk by Carl Purcell


The Pause that Refreshes by Carl Purcell


Cascares, Spain by Carl Purcell


Adrift on the China Sea by Carl Purcell


Zebra Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


See you later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Adobe Church in Rancho de Taos by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Blue Boat by Carl Purcell


Sacred Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Snooty Wine Sipper in Portugal by Carl Purcell


barrier reef island in caribbean by Carl Purcell


Little Indian girl on Horse by Carl Purcell


Leopard in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boats in Nova Scotia by Carl Purcell


Cannons at Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Stone in Japanese Garden by Carl Purcell


Arab on Camel at Red Sea by Carl Purcell


Kissing a Giraffe by Carl Purcell


A Farewell to Arms by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Atrium of the Grand Hyatt, Santiago by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Body parts of Emperor Constantine by Carl Purcell


Couple Kissing under Love Sculpture by Carl Purcell


A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell


Angry Bald Eagle by Carl Purcell


Fun at Flower Festival in Nice by Carl Purcell


All You Can Eat Lobster by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


QE-2 in Hong Kong Harbour by Carl Purcell


Jacob Pike Fishing Boat by Carl Purcell


Palm Trees on Beach in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Alamo Square in San Francisco by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Marching at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


Castle with a View by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Horse ramp at Chateau de Blois in France by Carl Purcell


Blowing in the Wind by Carl Purcell


Flag Butt at Bike Week by Carl Purcell


Best Friends Forever by Carl Purcell


Hindu Goddess Lakshmi by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Wales by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Bull Dog Balloon over Albuquerque by Carl Purcell