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


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Architecture in Stratford England by Carl Purcell


Grand Canyon Dam by Carl Purcell


The Gorilla of my Dreams by Carl Purcell


Bath on a Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Beach Buggy on Brazil Beach by Carl Purcell


Arab on Camel at Red Sea by Carl Purcell


Tall Palms on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Mountains in Nepal by Carl Purcell


Flipper with Friend by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


The Silent World by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Rainbow in Adare Ireland by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boat in Lisbon Harbor by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Under Eiffel Tower at Night by Carl Purcell


Gate of All Nations at Persepolis by Carl Purcell


Coast of Northern Ireland by Carl Purcell


Diving the Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Come Fly with Me by Carl Purcell


Tomb of the Artisan in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Royal Carriage at Buckingham Palace by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Colosseum at Night in Rome by Carl Purcell


In the Parthenon in Greece by Carl Purcell


Irish Horse in Sunset by Carl Purcell


Trained Falcon by Carl Purcell


Daughter and Father by Carl Purcell


Eat Your Prunes in London by Carl Purcell


Hippos Sleep on Bank of Mara River by Carl Purcell


Fishing boat in Nova Scotia by Carl Purcell


Nenuphar Barge on Burgundy Canal by Carl Purcell


Paradise on Tobago in Caribbean by Carl Purcell


Red Flags in Tiananmen Square in Bejing China by Carl Purcell


Smiling Woman Soldier in China by Carl Purcell


Celebrating Life at Grand Canyon by Carl Purcell


Indian on Horse in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Boats on the grand Canal in Venice by Carl Purcell


Cowboys at sunset in Montana by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow 4 by Carl Purcell


Cacares in Spain by Carl Purcell


Tree Leopard by Carl Purcell


Elderly Man in China by Carl Purcell


Banana Leaf Umbrella in Laos by Carl Purcell


Atrium of the Grand Hyatt in Santiago by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell