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


Pink Flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Wounded Rhinos in Tanzania by Carl Purcell


Indian on Horseback by Carl Purcell


Hemingway's Typewriter by Carl Purcell


Windsurfers in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Putter Boy at Pinehust in North Carolina by Carl Purcell


Family at Mosque in Lahore by Carl Purcell


Sisters in Alexandria by Carl Purcell


Oil Portrait of Issac Shelby Purcell by Carl Purcell


Aswan Dam Memorial by Carl Purcell


Green Leaf on Fungus in Forest by Carl Purcell


Royal palace in Segovia Spain by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Hamlet by Carl Purcell


Pelican by Carl Purcell


Spectators View Clouds of Steam from Hot Lava by Carl Purcell


Tennis Anyone? by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with Baby Harp Seal by Ann Purcell


Baby Sleeps in Pumpkin Patch by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Busty Bike Chick by Carl Purcell


Nenuphar Barge at Burgundy in France by Carl Purcell


Bird of Paradise in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Library of Congress in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Xmas Tree in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Bayonets at Valley Forge by Carl Purcell


Hindu Temple in Singapore by Carl Purcell


Fountain on Mall in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


American Eagle and Flag by Carl Purcell


Photographer in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Baby Seal in the Galapagos by Carl Purcell


Pollinate me please by Carl Purcell


Stardancer Cruise Ship by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate by Carl Purcell


Carl Flies Over Interlachen by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center 5 by Carl Purcell


Emperor Constantine at the Capitoline Museum by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care? by Carl Purcell


Road signs in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Angel Falls by Carl Purcell


Mosque in Bomako, Niger by Carl Purcell


Big Beach on Big Island in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Taj Mahal in Agra India by Carl Purcell


Golden Wat in Bangkok Thailand by Carl Purcell


Brunette Beauty in Pool by Carl Purcell