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


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center in NYC before 9/11 by Carl Purcell


Wailing Wall in Jerusalem by Carl Purcell


Sydney Opera House and Ferry by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty by Carl Purcell


Tomb of Pharaoh Ramses and Queen by Carl Purcell


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Covered Bridge on Lake Lucerne by Carl Purcell


London Transportation by Carl Purcell


Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in Managua by Carl Purcell


Cure for Grey Hair by Carl Purcell


Canadian Mounted Policeman by Carl Purcell


Irish Beauty by Carl Purcell


Can beer make you smarter? by Carl Purcell


Blowing in the Wind in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Brass Tuba at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


Motor Scooter in London by Carl Purcell


Blue Heaven at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Xmas Wreath of Red Peppers by Carl Purcell


On the Party Line by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Baby in Timbuktu by Carl Purcell


Grindenwald in the Valley by Carl Purcell


Is that Mickey Mouse? by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Tomb of Leonardo di Vinci by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Shah Mosque in Isfahan by Carl Purcell


Perfect Balance in India by Carl Purcell


After the Shower by Carl Purcell


Forgot to floss by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Lord Byron at foot of Greece by Carl Purcell


Bike Head in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


At Trump Plaza in New York by Carl Purcell


Pissed off in Paris by Carl Purcell


Clifflyn and Carl by Carl Purcell


Eiffel Tower 2 by Carl Purcell


A Jain monk holds a votive candle by Carl Purcell


Photographers at Statue of Liberty by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center by Carl Purcell


Gendarme in Paris by Carl Purcell


Galleries Lafayette in Paris by Carl Purcell


Historic Mural in San Antonio Texas by Carl Purcell


Columbia River Gorge by Carl Purcell


Footbridge to Rhonda in Spain by Carl Purcell