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


Canoe on River in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Smiling Chinese Woman by Carl Purcell


Aerial view of Great Barrier Reef in Australia by Carl Purcell


Diver on Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Sponge Coral on the Wall by Carl Purcell


Woman faces Zuess by Carl Purcell


Chinese Soldier Carries Daughter by Carl Purcell


Plantation house in Louisiana by Carl Purcell


Arc de Triomphe by Carl Purcell


Stonehenge in England by Carl Purcell


St. Louis Arch by Carl Purcell


Explosion at MGM Studios by Carl Purcell


The Torch of Liberty by Carl Purcell


Skyscrapers in Los Angeles by Carl Purcell


Concert at Wolf Trap by Carl Purcell


Stratford-Upon-Avon by Carl Purcell


Woman Above Horseshoe Bend in Colorado River by Carl Purcell


View from Rigi in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Covered Bridge in Lucerne in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Door of Opportunity by Carl Purcell


Old and New at Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


Red Tulips at US Capitol by Carl Purcell


Falcon at Balmar in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Giant Oil Paintings at Louvre by Carl Purcell


photographer by Ann Purcell


Flipper and Friend at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Village of Cacares in Spain by Carl Purcell


Little Men, Big Woman by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Florida Keys by Carl Purcell


Three Friends on Mykonos by Carl Purcell


The I Can't Believe it Bird by Carl Purcell


Three Amigos in Tanzania by Carl Purcell


Pilgrim to Mecca in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


My Beautiful Model in Canada by Carl Purcell


Teen-Age Cheetahs with Attitude by Carl Purcell


Calder and Space Needle in Seattle by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center before 9/11 by Carl Purcell


Sunbathing at the Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Flying Mermaid in Orlando by Carl Purcell


Ironic Gun Billboard by Carl Purcell


Lobster Eats Volkswagon in Florida by Carl Purcell


I Hate Paris by Carl Purcell


Cathedral in Puerto Vallarta by Carl Purcell


Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over the DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Canadian Mountie by Carl Purcell


Getting Old is a Bitch by Carl Purcell