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


Angry Bald Eagle by Carl Purcell


Bridge at Heidelberg in Germany by Carl Purcell


Stone in Japanese Garden by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Hippos Sleep on Banks of Mara River by Carl Purcell


St. George and the Dragon by Carl Purcell


Atrium of the Grand Hyatt, Santiago by Carl Purcell


A Farewell to Arms by Carl Purcell


Beauty on a Dream Beach by Carl Purcell


Golden Gate at Royal Palace in Madrid by Carl Purcell


Adobe Mud House in Afghanistan by Carl Purcell


Bull Dog Balloon over Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in London by Carl Purcell


Adobe Architecture in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Window on the Universe by Carl Purcell


Hindu Goddess Lakshmi by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Who is Sorry Now? by Carl Purcell


Mother and Daughter at 10 Downing Sreet by Carl Purcell


Rusting Japanese Tank in Micronesia by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Niamey Niger by Carl Purcell


Laocoon and Sons with Giant Snakes by Carl Purcell


Clifflyn Bromling in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Alamo Square in San Francisco by Carl Purcell


QE-2 in Hong Kong Harbour by Carl Purcell


Famous Lighthouse in Rockport Maine by Carl Purcell


Palm Trees on Beach in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Clock Face of Big Ben by Carl Purcell


A Cold Drink at a Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


At the Parthenon in Greece by Carl Purcell


Irish Horse in Sunset by Carl Purcell


Coast of Puerto Rico by Carl Purcell


Man out standing in his field by Carl Purcell


Library of Congress by Carl Purcell


Bar Maid at Durty Nellys by Carl Purcell


Banana Leaf Umbrella in Laos by Carl Purcell


Kissing a Giraffe by Carl Purcell


Don't do this with a Rhino by Carl Purcell


Leopard in Tree by Carl Purcell


Alone on Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Snows of Kilamanjaro by Carl Purcell


Jacob Pike Fishing Boat by Carl Purcell


Fountain at Trafalgar Square in London by Carl Purcell


Sydney Opera House and Ferry by Carl Purcell


Celtic Crosses in Sunset by Carl Purcell


Charming Hotel on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Samburu Maiden with Beads in Kenya by Carl Purcell