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


Falucca on the Nile by Carl Purcell


Red Flag on Rhine River in Germany by Carl Purcell


Hot Air Balloon by Carl Purcell


Alas Poor Yorick by Carl Purcell


Bragging in Africa by unknown


Z is for Zebras by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Gateway to Europe by Carl Purcell


Spectacular View from Rigi by Carl Purcell


Golden Angels on top of the Paris Opera House by Carl Purcell


Bank Robbery in Florida by Carl Purcell


Sisters Forever by Carl Purcell


Jaws by Carl Purcell


Boats on Lake Union in Seattle by Carl Purcell


Mustard House in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Swan Theater in London by Carl Purcell


Don't Mess with my Mom by Carl Purcell


Alien Baby by Carl Purcell


Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Adrift on the China Sea by Carl Purcell


Famous Rockport Lighthouse in Maine by Carl Purcell


Dead tree in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Lunch with Kids in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Seaplanes of Key West by Carl Purcell


Crested Crane, Kenya by Carl Purcell


See you later alligator by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Tropical Paradise by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Woman at Ixtapa Westin by Carl Purcell


To Honor Buddha by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Coca-Cola Umbrella at Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Skiers at Matterhorn in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in French Polynesia by Carl Purcell


Barn and Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Hippos on Mara River by Carl Purcell


Fun with a dolphin by Carl Purcell


Hippos on Mara River in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Adobe Structure in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Mosque and Church in Cardoba by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Bald Eagle on American Flag by Carl Purcell


Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West by Carl Purcell


Little Mermaid in Copenhagen by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Golf at Dromoland Castle in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Barge on Burgundy Canal by Carl Purcell