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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January 7th, 2008







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About Carl Purcell

I invite you into my world. 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 of both ancient castles and mud huts on the edge of the Sahara. I have photographed presidents and marched with Martin Luther King for civil rights. I invite you to share my adventures through my photographs 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, the Prado. or the Metropolitan.

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 zebra and wildebeest 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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Champs Elysee in Paris at Night by Carl Purcell


Satyr and Nude at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Paris Sunset by Carl Purcell


Brass Plate for Adare Manor by Carl Purcell


Amusement Park in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty by Carl Purcell


Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Clock Repair in Neauchatel by Carl Purcell


Bellhop Automaton in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Hemingway Memorabalia by Carl Purcell


Mercuty, a Roman God by Carl Purcell


Mechanical Clown by Carl Purcell


Bust of the King Louis XIV by Carl Purcell


Modern and Victorian Architecture by Carl Purcell


The Man with the Missing Ear by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Zues at Musee d'Orsay by Carl Purcell


Philadelphia City Hall by Carl Purcell


Los Angeles Architecture by Carl Purcell


Helicopter on Frozen Hudson Bay by Carl Purcell


Gold Treasure in Key West by Carl Purcell


Folies Bergere by Toulouse Lautrec by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


AM-Track in California by Carl Purcell


Yosemite Valley by Carl Purcell


Dan Eliat Hotel in Israel by Carl Purcell


Carpet Cleaner in Iran by Carl Purcell


Oodles Of Noodles In China by Carl Purcell


Tai Chi at Park in Hong Kong by Carl Purcell


Sea Palace Floating Restaurant by Carl Purcell


Inside Temple of Heaven in Bejing by Carl Purcell


My Pet Goat by Carl Purcell


Great Seal of Arkansas by Carl Purcell


Brown Horse Graze on Buttercups by Carl Purcell


Polar Bear in Nebraska by Carl Purcell


Rusty Railroad Wheels by Carl Purcell


Optical illusion in Pine Bluffs Arkansas by Carl Purcell


What are Friends For? by Carl Purcell


Rooftops of Lisbon by Carl Purcell


When our hearts were young and gay by Carl Purcell


Lisbon Rooftops by Carl Purcell


Chasing Pigeons in the Park by Carl Purcell


Appreciating Art in Winter Park by Carl Purcell


Fountain in Lisbon by Carl Purcell


Bronze Nude in Winter Park by Carl Purcell


Los Angeles Skyscraper by Carl Purcell


Melting Madonna by Carl Purcell


Mona Lisa Smokes a Cuban by Carl Purcell


Portrait of Christy in Tobago by Carl Purcell

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