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


Echo Serena by Carl Purcell


Architecture in Stratford England by Carl Purcell


Scuba Divers in Key West by Carl Purcell


Harrods Department Store by Carl Purcell


Le Chat Noir by Carl Purcell


Teen-Age Cheetahs with Attitude by Carl Purcell


Team of Oxen on Beach by Carl Purcell


Sea of Grass in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Scary Night on Halloween by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Sundial in Colonial Williamsburg by Carl Purcell


Cowboys at Sunset in Montana by Carl Purcell


Balcony Dining in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Portrait of rice farmer in China by Carl Purcell


Atrium of the Grand Hyatt in Santiago by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell next to Termite Hill by unknown


Independence Hall in Philadelphia by Carl Purcell


San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell


Two birds in the hand by Carl Purcell


Body parts of Emperor Constantine by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Lady on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Couple Walk together on a Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Pouring Wine at Pool by Carl Purcell


Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Helicopter on Frozen Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Amusing Sign on London Bus by Carl Purcell


Bicycle on Banks of Potomac River in Washington by Carl Purcell


Xmas in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Clock Museum in Neuchatel by Carl Purcell


A Lobster Ate my Car by Carl Purcell


Symbol of the Porcupine King of France by Carl Purcell


Photographer in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Under Eiffel Tower at Night by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in London by Carl Purcell


Cold Drink for a Stunning Red Head by Carl Purcell


Lady Justice in Dublin Ireland by Carl Purcell


The City that never Sleeps by Carl Purcell


Adobe Architecture in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Drying Silk at Red Fort in India by Carl Purcell


Big Sky in Montana by Carl Purcell


Sveti Stefan Resort In Slovenia by Carl Purcell


Lighthouse in Rockport Maine by Carl Purcell


Arch of Triumph in Paris 4 by Carl Purcell


Digital Full Color Imaging by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Chesapeake Bay Bridge by Carl Purcell