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


Carl Flies Over Interlachen by Carl Purcell


Digital camera and Winged Victory by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


Porch of the Maidens in Athens Greece by Carl Purcell


Two birds in the hand by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Girl in Thailand by Carl Purcell


Where is Heaven? by Carl Purcell


Couple Kissing under Love Sculpture by Carl Purcell


My Beautiful Model in Quebec by Carl Purcell


Discount for the Dead by Carl Purcell


Hard Hat Diver by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel by Carl Purcell


Paragliding in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Sonora Museum in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Woman in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


Girl at Rice Harvest in Philippines by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Niger by Carl Purcell


Flag Flies over Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell - Photographer by unknown


Nose Ring in Alaska by Carl Purcell


Flag Butt at Bike Week by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance on Bali by Carl Purcell


Sunbathing at the Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Paris Neighborhood by Carl Purcell


Customs House in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Gendarme in Paris by Carl Purcell


Chopping Block at Tower of London by Carl Purcell


Dreams of Glory by Carl Purcell


Angry Bald Eagle in Alaska by Carl Purcell


Dying to Smoke by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell next to Termite Hill by unknown


Hemingway Office in Key West by Carl Purcell


Teen-Age Cheetahs with Attitude by Carl Purcell


Scary Night on Halloween by Carl Purcell


Helicopter on Frozen Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Harrods Department Store by Carl Purcell


Fort Jefferson in Gulf of Mexico by Carl Purcell


Christy in a Blue Boat by Carl Purcell


Beach Buggy on Brazil Beach by Carl Purcell


Team of Oxen on Beach by Carl Purcell


Le Chat Noir by Carl Purcell


Couple Walk on a Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Cowboys at Sunset in South Dakota by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


Sea of Grass in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Emperor Constantine in Rome by Carl Purcell