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


View of Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Tree Leopard by Carl Purcell


Schooner in Key West by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow 4 by Carl Purcell


Grand Canyon Dam by Carl Purcell


Tomb of the Artisan in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


Clown Woman in Orlando by Carl Purcell


Little Indian Girl by Carl Purcell


Donna Ingle Tosses Hair by Carl Purcell


Banana Leaf Umbrella in Laos by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell


Equestrian Statue in Paris by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Girl in Thailand by Carl Purcell


Where is Heaven? by Carl Purcell


Bust of the King Louis 14th by Carl Purcell


Paradise on Tobago in Caribbean by Carl Purcell


My Beautiful Model in Quebec by Carl Purcell


Discount for the Dead by Carl Purcell


Tea Time with Dolly by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel by Carl Purcell


Paragliding in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Woman at Ixtapa Westin by Carl Purcell


Sonora Museum in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Castle with a View by Carl Purcell


Kissing a Giraffe by Carl Purcell


Green Eyed Beauty in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


Girl at Rice Harvest in Philippines by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Niger by Carl Purcell


Flag Flies over Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor by Carl Purcell


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Dreams of Glory by Carl Purcell


Colorado River near Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Flag Butt at Bike Week by Carl Purcell


Chopping Block at Tower of London by Carl Purcell


Skiers at the Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Interior of Reichstag in Berlin by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


British Museum in London by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance on Bali by Carl Purcell


Christy in a Blue Boat by Carl Purcell


Sunbathing at the Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Paris Neighborhood by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Office in Key West by Carl Purcell


Angry Bald Eagle in Alaska by Carl Purcell