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


Aerial View of White House in DC by Carl Purcell


Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge by Carl Purcell


Christmas Eve in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Best Knockers in Dublin by Carl Purcell


The Great Hall at the British Museum by Carl Purcell


Golden Light on DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Alamo Square in San Francisco by Carl Purcell


After the Earthquake by Carl Purcell


Full Moon over Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Beach at Barcelona in Spain 3 by Carl Purcell


The Lonliest Road in America by Carl Purcell


Mosque in Morocco by Carl Purcell


Mona Lisa's Smile by Carl Purcell


Dream Beach on Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Bartender at Bike Week by Carl Purcell


Dolphins at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Old Eggs and Coca-Cola in China by Carl Purcell


Affection in Valparaiso by Carl Purcell


Boys on Beach in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Coast of England by Carl Purcell


Clock Museum in Neauchatel by Carl Purcell


Boat on Niger River in Mali by Carl Purcell


Excaliber Car, Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Fingernail Sculpture in NYC by Carl Purcell


Beauty with Green Eyes in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


Andrew Jackson on Horse in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Flight in to Washington National by Carl Purcell


Villa on Barbados by Carl Purcell


Blowing in the Wind in Nassau by Carl Purcell


This Old House by Carl Purcell


Portugese Man of War by Carl Purcell


Paris Neigborhood by Carl Purcell


Americas Cup Race off San Diego by Carl Purcell


Margarita for my Lady by Carl Purcell


Cathedral in Puerto Vallarta by Carl Purcell


Fireworks over Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Topless Lesbian Weddings by Carl Purcell


Little Brother's Revenge by Carl Purcell


Eze on French Riviera by Carl Purcell


Bermuda Roof by Carl Purcell


My First Camera by Carl Purcell


Sisters Forever by Carl Purcell


Miami Condos on Biscayne Bay by Carl Purcell


On the Cajun Queen in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Abraham Lincoln by Carl Purcell


Moonlight and Neon in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Poor Woman in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Yellowstone Falls by Carl Purcell