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


500 Gallons of Coca Cola by Carl Purcell


Paragliding in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Irish Horse in Sunset by Carl Purcell


Scuba Diver near Sunken Ship in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Woman in Orange on Sand Dune by Carl Purcell


Red Caboose in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Pals in Africa by Carl Purcell


Keep Off the Grass at Oxford by Carl Purcell


Rodeo in Kissimmee Fkorida by Carl Purcell


Dangerous Alligator in Flea Market by Carl Purcell


Pink Cadillac in Miami Beach by Carl Purcell


Snooze in my red Mustang by Carl Purcell


4 Queens in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


Spectacular Beach on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


At the Parthenon in Greece by Carl Purcell


Red Tulips and Capitol in Washington by Carl Purcell


Clock Museum in Neauchatel in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Beauty on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Indian on Horse in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Nenuphar Barge on Burgundy Canal by Carl Purcell


Make Room for Donald Trump by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Daughters of Satan by Carl Purcell


A Very Green Frog by Carl Purcell


Big Woman and Little Men by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Himalyan Mountains in Nepal by Carl Purcell


Bath on a Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Cool Drink for Baby in Kyoto by Carl Purcell


Naptime for a Koala Bear by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Rainbow in Adare Ireland by Carl Purcell


The Duel by Carl Purcell


Frozen Tears on Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Balloon Inflation in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Calypso Dancer in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Colosseum at Night in Rome by Carl Purcell


Fishing boat in Nova Scotia by Carl Purcell


Daughter and Father by Carl Purcell


Boat on the grand Canal in Venice by Carl Purcell


Diving the Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Cowboys at sunset in Montana by Carl Purcell


Cacares in Spain by Carl Purcell


Hippos Sleep on Bank of Mara River by Carl Purcell


Celebrating Life at Grand Canyon by Carl Purcell


Porch of the Maidens in Athens Greece by Carl Purcell


Red Flags in Tiananmen Square in Bejing China by Carl Purcell