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


Dead Man Walking by Carl Purcell


Sydney Opera House and Ferry by Carl Purcell


Richard Allen Stained Glass Window by Carl Purcell


Young Hula Dancer in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Grindelwald in the Valley by Carl Purcell


Artist in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Cross at Rigi in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Portrait of Monk in China by Carl Purcell


Country Road in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Cathedral in Puerto Vallarta by Carl Purcell


Eiffel Tower 1 by Carl Purcell


Trump's Weekend Cottrage by Carl Purcell


Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Carl Purcell


Bath England on Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Poverty in Bombay India by Carl Purcell


San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell


Masai Warrior in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Indian in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Beauty with Green Eyes by Carl Purcell


Equestrian Sculpture in Paris by Carl Purcell


Madame Butterfly by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Uncle Sam Balloon in Albuquerque New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Fallucca on the Nile by Carl Purcell


Blowing in the Wind in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Perfect Sunset in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Amelia Earhardt? by Carl Purcell


Bell Tower in Venice Italy by Carl Purcell


Dancing Bear in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Digital Masterpiece at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Sailboats on Bali by Carl Purcell


Erotic Live Acts by Carl Purcell


Ribbon Vendor in New Delhi by Carl Purcell


Hard Hat Diver at Tarpon Springs by Carl Purcell


Trump Health Care 2 by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Little Mermaid by Carl Purcell


Hong Kong Hilton by Carl Purcell


Fireworks Over Washington DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Painted Ladies Architecture by Carl Purcell


Painting Masks in Kathmandu by Carl Purcell


Basket Carrier in Bali by Carl Purcell


Erosion in Colorado by Carl Purcell


Clock Works in Zurich Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Gold Teeth in China by Carl Purcell


Steamer on Lake Geneva by Carl Purcell


Olive Groves in Spain by Carl Purcell


Coast of Puerto Rico by Carl Purcell