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


Giant Causeway in North Ireland by Carl Purcell


Abraham Lincoln in DC by Carl Purcell


Civil Rights Sculpture in Birmingham by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Hippos on the Mara River in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio by Carl Purcell


Two Inches Short by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in South Pacific by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Rice Harvest in Luzon by Carl Purcell


My Footprints on Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Couple on Beach in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Golden Angels on Paris Opera by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau #1 by Carl Purcell


Calder Sculpture in Montreal by Carl Purcell


Lipizzaner Horses in Madrid by Carl Purcell


Sand Dunes in the Gobi Desert by Carl Purcell


Horse of a Different Color by Carl Purcell


Mom and Daughter on Bermuda Beach by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Man out standing in his field by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell Flies Over Virginia by Carl Purcell


Presidential Balls in Washington by Carl Purcell


Skiers at Matterhorn in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


The Open Road by Carl Purcell


Architecture in Los Angeles by Carl Purcell


Celestial Globe in Ashford Castle by Carl Purcell


Boulevard of Dreams by Carl Purcell


Blue Rockettes in NYC by Carl Purcell


Cobblestones, Oxford by Carl Purcell


4th of July in Washington, DC by Carl Purcell


Forgot to Floss by Carl Purcell


Winged Victory by Carl Purcell


Boy rides Tortoise in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Portuguese Man of War by Carl Purcell


My Beautiful Model in Quebec by Carl Purcell


Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace by Carl Purcell


Hindu Goddess Khali in Singapore by Carl Purcell


Hot Air Balloon in Albuquerque New Mexico by Carl Purcell


The King Returns by Carl Purcell


Amazing Stonehenge in England by Carl Purcell


Autumn in Paris by Carl Purcell


Violin Practice on the Romantic Road by Carl Purcell


Proud Mother at 10 Downing Street by Carl Purcell


Before Computers by Carl Purcell


The Golden Revolver by Carl Purcell


Alas Poor Yorrick, I Knew him Well by Carl Purcell