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


Hot Pepper Eating Contest by Carl Purcell


Deserted Abbey at Lands End by Carl Purcell


Vehicle in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Sonora Desert Museum in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Couple Walking under Trees in Paris by Carl Purcell


Windmill on Mykonos in Greece by Carl Purcell


Porch of the Maidens in Athens by Carl Purcell


Cirque de Soleil Clown by Carl Purcell


Artist in Bangkok Paints Big Women by Carl Purcell


Rocky Mountain High 2 by Carl Purcell


Girl on Metro in Paris by Carl Purcell


The Open Road by Carl Purcell


On Columbia River in Washington State by Carl Purcell


Nenuphar Barge at Burgundy in France 2 by Carl Purcell


Leopard in Tree in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Lion Roars in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Helicopter on Frozen Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Golf at Banff Springs Lodge by Carl Purcell


Rain in Spain is Mainly on the Plain by Carl Purcell


Rusty Iron Chain by Carl Purcell


Mural in Belfast North Ireland by Carl Purcell


We Will Never Forget by Carl Purcell


Mr. Peanut Balloon by Carl Purcell


The Glass Pyramid at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Royal Guard for the Queen Mother by Carl Purcell


Flamenco Dancer by Carl Purcell


Barn Owl on Indiana Farm by Carl Purcell


Young Carl Purcell in Peace Corps by Carl Purcell


World Trade Center 5 by Carl Purcell


Lad and Dad at Irish Pub by Carl Purcell


The Big Clock in Paris by Clifflyn Bromling


Boy floats on Inner Tube by Carl Purcell


Irish Beauty by Carl Purcell


Dripping Faucet in Sunset by Carl Purcell


Do not mess with my mom by Carl Purcell


Clouds over Florida by Carl Purcell


Boats on Lake Union in Seattle by Carl Purcell


Waterfall in Norway by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Balloon over Burgundy by Carl Purcell


Carl Dives at Little Cayman by unknown


Cosmetic Surgery in Zurich by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Arab on Camel at Red Sea by Carl Purcell


Inside a Hot Air Balloon by Carl Purcell


Keep Off the Grass at Oxford by Carl Purcell


True Love by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl on Fence in Montana by Carl Purcell