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


Profile of Boy in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


Driftwood and Beach Buggy in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Baby Bubbles by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Marilyn Monroe by Ed Clark by Carl Purcell


All in the Family by Carl Purcell


Holy Man in Nepal by Carl Purcell


Ostrich Farmer in South Africa by Carl Purcell


Purcell House on Silver Tip by Carl Purcell


Purcell House on Melrose by Carl Purcell


View of Bamburgh Castle by Carl Purcell


Boys at Red Door in China by Ann Purcell


Roundtable at the Algonquin in NYC by Carl Purcell


Girl with Prayer Beads by Carl Purcell


Hello Baby by Carl Purcell


Hairy Potter in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Man with Gold Teeth in China by Carl Purcell


Inside a Hot Air Balloon by Carl Purcell


Only his Mother Loves Him by Carl Purcell


Saint George and the Dragon by Carl Purcell


Grand Odalisque at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Family Dancing on the Bayou by Carl Purcell


Mother and Daughter on Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Little Indian Girl in Monument Valley by Ann Purcell


Getting Old is no Fun by Carl Purcell


Tai Chi at Park in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Very Old Wine in France by Carl Purcell


At the Parthenon in Athens by Carl Purcell


Church on Mykonos in Greece by Carl Purcell


A Farewell to Arms by Carl Purcell


Top Deck on Cruise Ship by Carl Purcell


Exploring the New World by Carl Purcell


Door to Knowledge in Oxford by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Royal Guard for the Queen Mother by Carl Purcell


Russian Orthodox Church in Finland by Carl Purcell


Houseboats on Tributary to Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Oxford Internet Institute by Carl Purcell


Check Point Charlie in Berlin by Carl Purcell


Bell Tower in Bavaria by Carl Purcell


Lord Byron at the Foot of Greece by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in London by Carl Purcell


Where Many Women Lost Their Heads by Carl Purcell


Neushwanstein Castle in Bavaria by Carl Purcell


All in the Family by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Finland by Carl Purcell


Big Women in Bangkok by Carl Purcell