Carl Purcell - Fine Artist

Carl Purcell

Michigan City, IN - United States








Carl Purcell

Michigan City, IN - United States

Carl Purcell - Fine Artist

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About Carl Purcell

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.

I conducted about a dozen camera safaris to East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and photographed annual migrations that took place on the Masai Mara and Serengeti. It was amazing to see the huge herds of zebras and wildebeestes as they crossed the Mara River in central Kenya. These safaris allowed me photograph every species native to Africa and these images can be viewed on this site.

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

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Cutting Conch in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Aztec Pyramid near Mexico City by Carl Purcell


Dandylion Puff by Carl Purcell


Barbed Wire in Auswich by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Memorabalia by Carl Purcell


Belle of Bunratty by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell on Burgundy Canal by Ann Purcell


Canoe on Lake Louise by Carl Purcell


Bridges of Madison County by Carl Purcell


Hot Air Balloon Over Burgundy by Carl Purcell


Red Wattled Hornbill in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Buoys In Rockport by Carl Purcell


Antelope Canyon 1 by Carl Purcell


That Mouse is Mine by Carl Purcell


Boa Constrictor in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Pigs are Pigs by Carl Purcell


Riding a Turtle by Carl Purcell


Giraffe in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Water slide at Wet and Wild by Carl Purcell


Speed Swimming by Carl Purcell


Crested Crane in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Underwater Swimmer by Carl Purcell


Keeping Our Planet Green by Carl Purcell


Peg Leg Sailor in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Red Hibiscus at Little Palm by Carl Purcell


The Moustache by Carl Purcell


Old Opal Miner in Coober Pedy by Carl Purcell


Pedestrian Street, London by Carl Purcell


Fruit Stand in Bogata Columbia by Carl Purcell


Rodeo in Kissimee by Carl Purcell


Daughters of Satan by Carl Purcell


Palace of Fine Arts by Carl Purcell


The Silent World by Carl Purcell


Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Statue of Liberty by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce at Churchill Downs by Carl Purcell


Beach Patrol in Fort Lauderdale by Carl Purcell


Sunbathers on Top Deck by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell at the Matterhorn by Ann Purcell


Fastest Cat Alive by Carl Purcell


Rice Farmer in Philippines by Carl Purcell


Long Road Home by Carl Purcell


Close Shave in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Flipper and Friend by Carl Purcell


What's for Lunch? by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Flying Over Marathon by Carl Purcell


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell

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