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


Nomadic Joker in Senegal by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Baby in Timbuktu by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale 2 by Carl Purcell


Taj Mahal in Agra India by Carl Purcell


Barge on Burgandy Canal by Carl Purcell


Trans-Am and Victorian Buildings by Carl Purcell


Bad Shahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Bike Head in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Samburu Warrior in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with camera on top of Notre Dame by Jane Okershausen


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Angels or Demons in Paris by Carl Purcell


Cathedral in Taxco Mexico by Carl Purcell


July 4th in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in South Pacific by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Sonora Museum by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Niamey by Carl Purcell


Unique Architecture in Portugal by Carl Purcell


Salt Pillars in the Dead Sea by Carl Purcell


Before Microsoft Word by Carl Purcell


After the Kill by Carl Purcell


Interior of Reichstag in Berlin by Carl Purcell


Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Big Jeans at Balloon Fiesta by Carl Purcell


Nenuphar Barge on Burgundy in France by Carl Purcell


Horse of a Different Color by Carl Purcell


Bible Class in Baton Rouge by Carl Purcell


Pals at Bike Week in Daytona Beach by Carl Purcell


Banana Leaf Umbrella in Laos by Carl Purcell


Woman Golfer Calculates Putt by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Arc de Triomphe in Paris 2 by Carl Purcell


Aswan Dam Memorial by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Ambassador of the Bahamas by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Bar Maid at Durty Nellys in Ireland by Carl Purcell


My Red Studabaker by Carl Purcell


Skyline on Biscayne Bay by Carl Purcell


Cold Drink for a Gorgeous Woman by Carl Purcell


Exotic Live Acts by Carl Purcell


St. Louis Arch by Carl Purcell


Cascares, Spain by Carl Purcell


Lady in Orange on Fiji by Carl Purcell


Zebra Pals in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Fireworks Over Washington DC Mall by Carl Purcell