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


Walking Home with a Friend by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Fountain on DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Broken Bike and Broken Dreams by Carl Purcell


A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell


Long Boat on klong near Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Wet Revenge in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Where Hemingway Drank by Carl Purcell


Hindu Goddess Lakshmi in Singapore by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with camera on Notre Dame in Paris by unknown


Giant Causeway in North Ireland by Carl Purcell


Couple with Horse on Outer Banks by Carl Purcell


Baby Seal in Galapagos Islands by Carl Purcell


Calder Sculpture in Montreal by Carl Purcell


Big Clock in Paris by Clifflyn Bromling


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Sveti Stefan Resort In Croatia by Carl Purcell


Friends at the Eiffel Tower by Carl Purcell


Ape with Tree Frog by Carl Purcell


Winged Victory in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Winter Night in Ottawa Canada by Carl Purcell


Photographer Carl Purcell and Rosa Parks by Carl Purcell


Neon Billboard in Times Square NYC by Carl Purcell


Painting of Art Gallery by Carl Purcell


Spiral Staircase in Vatican by Carl Purcell


The Lonliest Road in America by Carl Purcell


Who Invented the Wheel? by Carl Purcell


Barn Owl on Indiana Farm by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Folies Bergere by Talouse Lautrec by Carl Purcell


Prince Hal at Stratford by Carl Purcell


Golden Chains in Key West by Carl Purcell


A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell


Brunette Beauty in Australia by Carl Purcell


Trumps Weekend Cottage by Carl Purcell


The Good Earth by Carl Purcell


Sailing in Moonlight by Carl Purcell


Whitikers Point in Ozarks by Carl Purcell


A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell


Dueling Pistols in Williamsburg by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Arch Amid Ruins on Holy Island by Carl Purcell


In the Temple of Horus by Carl Purcell


Oil Portrait of French Impressionists by Carl Purcell


Fishing Boats in Nova Scotia by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Car in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


String Bikinis in Florida by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool on French Riviera by Carl Purcell