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


Kumba Roller Coaster in Tampa by Carl Purcell


Burning House in Arkansas by Carl Purcell


Hippos Sleep on Bank of Mara River by Carl Purcell


Immigrants at Ellis Island by Carl Purcell


Prince Hal at Stratford-on-Avon by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Lady on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Fox Hunt in England by Carl Purcell


Walking Home with a Friend by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Blue Heaven at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Escalator entrance to Louvre by Carl Purcell


Fountain on DC Mall by Carl Purcell


Where Hemingway Drank by Carl Purcell


Train at Zurich train station by Carl Purcell


Giant Causeway in North Ireland by Carl Purcell


Long Boat on klong near Bangkok by Carl Purcell


Space Needle in Seattle by Carl Purcell


Ballerina by Degas in Paris by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with camera on Notre Dame in Paris by unknown


Trump Health Care by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel by Carl Purcell


Sphinx in London by Carl Purcell


Church in Sitka Alaska by Carl Purcell


Winged Victory in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Big Clock in Paris by Clifflyn Bromling


Friends at the Eiffel Tower by Carl Purcell


That Awful Tower in Paris by Carl Purcell


Spiral Staircase in Vatican by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Photographer at Abu Simbal by Carl Purcell


Prince Hal at Stratford by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in Neon by Carl Purcell


Calder Sculpture in Montreal by Carl Purcell


Wet Revenge in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Champs Elysee at Night by Carl Purcell


Mosque at Lahore in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Chinese Sailor in Shanghai by Carl Purcell


Ape with Tree Frog by Carl Purcell


Winter Night in Ottawa Canada by Carl Purcell


Neon Billboard in Times Square NYC by Carl Purcell


America's Cup Race in San Diego by Carl Purcell


Painting of Art Gallery by Carl Purcell


The Road to Nowhere by Carl Purcell


Who Invented the Wheel? by Carl Purcell


Barn Owl on Indiana Farm by Carl Purcell


Taj Mahal in Agra India by Carl Purcell


Couple with Horse on Outer Banks by Carl Purcell