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


Three Graces at Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


Interior of Louvre Museum in Paris by Carl Purcell


Red Flag on Rhine River in Germany by Carl Purcell


Alas Poor Yorick by Carl Purcell


Spectacular View from Rigi by Carl Purcell


Spiral staircase by I.M. Pei by Carl Purcell


Lady Justice in Dublin Ireland by Carl Purcell


Boats on Lake Union in Seattle by Carl Purcell


Mustard House in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Brunette Beauty in Swimming Pool by Carl Purcell


Falucca on the Nile by Carl Purcell


Hot Air Balloon by Carl Purcell


Swan Theater in London by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell next to Termite Hill by unknown


Couple in Fur Coats by Carl Purcell


Don't Mess with my Mom by Carl Purcell


Ambassador of the Bahamas by Carl Purcell


Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Tragedy in Dublin by Carl Purcell


Adrift on the China Sea by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Famous Rockport Lighthouse in Maine by Carl Purcell


Seaplanes of Key West by Carl Purcell


Lunch with Kids in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Aquarium in Monterey California by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Woman at Ixtapa Westin by Carl Purcell


See you later alligator by Carl Purcell


Three amigos in Tanzania by Carl Purcell


Crested Crane, Kenya by Carl Purcell


Lioness with Cub in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Dead tree in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Poverty in Bangladesh by Carl Purcell


Excited Kids in Mombasa Kenya by Carl Purcell


Red Umbrella at Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Skiers at Matterhorn in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Bartender at Bike Week by Carl Purcell


Lion Roars in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Tropical Paradise by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in French Polynesia by Carl Purcell


500 Gallons of Coke by Carl Purcell


Joan of Arc by Carl Purcell


Barn and Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Hippos on Mara River by Carl Purcell


Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque by Ann Purcell


Bald Eagle on American Flag by Carl Purcell