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 Farmers Daughter by Carl Purcell


Hot Chili Peppers in Ecuador by Carl Purcell


My Pet Parrot by Carl Purcell


Fireplace Mantle at Fontainebleau by Carl Purcell


Sea Palace Floating Restaurant in Kowloon by Carl Purcell


Lion Roars in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau #2 by Carl Purcell


Persephone - Greek Goddess of Spring by Carl Purcell


Halekulani Orchid Pool in Honolulu by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya East Africa by Carl Purcell


Opera House at Forteleza in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Famous Don Cesar Hotel at Night by Carl Purcell


Oxen Team on Portugal Beach by Carl Purcell


Baby Bubbles by Carl Purcell


Get your Kicks on Route 66 by Carl Purcell


Dolphin at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Highway to Nowhere by Carl Purcell


Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


Banana Boat on Klong in Thailand by Carl Purcell


Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany by Carl Purcell


Ebony Profile in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Couple at Waterfall on Maui by Carl Purcell


Eiffel Tower and Equestrian Sculpture by Carl Purcell


Cathedral in Segovia Spain by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Niamey Niger by Carl Purcell


Alien Baby by Carl Purcell


Christian Church in Israel by Carl Purcell


Samburu Maiden with Beads by Carl Purcell


Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge 2 by Carl Purcell


Cascares, Spain by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee on LSD by Carl Purcell


Monument to Henry the Navigator by Carl Purcell


Master Bedroom in my Florida House by Carl Purcell


My House and Convertible in Florida by Carl Purcell


Giant Causeway in North Ireland by Carl Purcell


Abraham Lincoln in DC by Carl Purcell


Civil Rights Sculpture in Birmingham by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Hippos on the Mara River in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio by Carl Purcell


Two Inches Short by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in South Pacific by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Rice Harvest in Luzon by Carl Purcell


My Footprints on Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Couple on Beach in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Golden Angels on Paris Opera by Carl Purcell