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


Atrium of the Grand Hyatt, Santiago by Carl Purcell


Mermaid Mural in Key Largo by Carl Purcell


View of Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Snooty Wine Sniffer in Portugal by Carl Purcell


Train Station in Mumbai in India by Carl Purcell


Adobe Church in Rancho de Taos by Carl Purcell


Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Royal Carriage at Buckingham Palace by Carl Purcell


I.M. Pei Pyramid at Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


Giant Painting at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Louvre Art Museum in Paris by Carl Purcell


Louvre Museum by Carl Purcell


Bank Robbery in Florida by Carl Purcell


Mosque at Bamako in Mali by Carl Purcell


Sunset Reflection in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Living in a Tropical Paradise by Carl Purcell


Dance with Me by Carl Purcell


Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque 3 by Carl Purcell


Family Dancing on Bayou by Carl Purcell


Marching at Mardi Gras by Carl Purcell


Ghost Ship in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Storm Clouds over Florida by Carl Purcell


Double Decker Bus in London by Carl Purcell


Lunch with the Kids by Carl Purcell


Christian Church inside Mosque in Cardova Spain by Carl Purcell


See you Later Alligator by Carl Purcell


Couple on Motor Scooter in Key West Florida by Carl Purcell


Cosmetic Surgery Advertisement by Carl Purcell


Court of Two Sisters by Carl Purcell


Big Women in Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Skiers at the Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Another Pint Please by Carl Purcell


Giant Face at British Museum by Carl Purcell


Lord Byon Ate Here by Carl Purcell


Interior Lichtenstein Art Museum by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale 2 by Carl Purcell


Dolphin Adventure in Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Plantation House in Louisiana by Carl Purcell


Clouds over Florida by Carl Purcell


Bath on a Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Giant Smart Luggage in Paris by Carl Purcell


Summer in Central Park in NYC by Carl Purcell


Surf on Hawaii by Carl Purcell


High Speed Train in Paris by Carl Purcell


Horse of a Different Color by Carl Purcell


Cool Drink at Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Barn and Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell