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


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center by Carl Purcell


Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Adobe Church in Rancho de Taos by Carl Purcell


I.M. Pei Pyramid at Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


Kumba Roller Coaster in Tampa by Carl Purcell


Louvre Art Museum in Paris by Carl Purcell


Fingernail Sculpture in New York by Carl Purcell


Dance with Me by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Family Dancing on Bayou by Carl Purcell


Marching at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


Fox Hunt in England by Carl Purcell


Living in a Tropical Paradise by Carl Purcell


Storm Clouds over Florida by Carl Purcell


Big Women in Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Train at Zurich train station by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


Giant Face at British Museum by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Family at Mosque in Lahore Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Geodesdic Dome at Disney in Orlando by Carl Purcell


Lord Byon Ate Here by Carl Purcell


Irish Beauty at Ashford Castle by Carl Purcell


Abandoned Abbey in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Red Tulips and Capitol in Washington by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale 2 by Carl Purcell


Clouds over Florida by Carl Purcell


Mosque at Lahore in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


That Awful Tower in Paris by Carl Purcell


America's Cup Race in San Diego by Carl Purcell


Lunch with the Kids by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Bath on a Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Summer in Central Park in NYC by Carl Purcell


Surf on Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Cool Drink at Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Barn and Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Hippos Sleep on Bank of Mara River by Carl Purcell


Immigrants at Ellis Island by Carl Purcell


French Angel Fish by Carl Purcell


Colosseum at Night in Rome by Carl Purcell


Angry Bald Eagle in Alaska by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Lady on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Stage Coach in Santa Fe by Carl Purcell


Snooty Wine Sniffer in Portugal by Carl Purcell