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


Prostitute in Cage in Bombay by Carl Purcell


Naked Boy on a Camel by Carl Purcell


Felucca on Nile in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Mad Hatter at Disney by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Emperor Constantine in Rome by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with Baby Harp Seal by Unknown


Vale of Kashmir by Carl Purcell


Woman on Beach in Tobago by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Memorabalia by Carl Purcell


Charlie and Clifflyn by Carl Purcell


Oscar Wilde Slept Here by Carl Purcell


Madame Butterfly in Japan by Carl Purcell


Mercury over Grand Central Station by Carl Purcell


The Importance of being Ernest by Carl Purcell


The Kiss in Valparaiso Chile by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Miami Skyline by Carl Purcell


Elderly Man in China by Carl Purcell


Grindelwald in Alpine Valley by Carl Purcell


Hindu Goddess Lakshmi by Carl Purcell


All in the Family by Carl Purcell


Couple Kissing under Love Sculpture by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell


Smiling Woman Soldier in China by Carl Purcell


Who is Sorry Now? by Carl Purcell


Carl Flies Over Interlachen by Carl Purcell


Trained Falcon by Carl Purcell


Famous Round Table at Algonquin by Carl Purcell


Rooftops of Dubrovnik by Carl Purcell


Secret Hotel in Eze on Riviera by Carl Purcell


Elderly Couple by Carl Purcell


Temple of Horus at Edfu in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Flipper with Friend by Carl Purcell


Sunbathers in Honolulu by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Family in Nicaragua by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Marlboro Man with his Horse by Carl Purcell


The Marlboro Man? by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


The Gorilla of my Dreams by Carl Purcell


Houseboats on Colorado River by Carl Purcell


The Photographer by Carl Purcell


Jetliner and Clouds by Carl Purcell


Coast of Northern Ireland by Carl Purcell


Columbia River in Washington by Carl Purcell