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

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

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Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


Tour Boat on San Antonio River by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Ixtapa by Carl Purcell


Big Sky in South Dakota by Carl Purcell


Canada Place in Vancouver by Carl Purcell


Ellis Island in New York Harbor by Carl Purcell


Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Celtic Crosses at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Tractor on Farm in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Man with Caste Mark by Carl Purcell


Bath Cathedral on Rainy Night by Carl Purcell


Caneel Bay Plantation in St. Thomas by Carl Purcell


Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell with Baby Harp Seal by Carl Purcell


Bad Shahi Mosque in Pakistan by Carl Purcell


Great Hall at British Museum by Carl Purcell


Scooter in London by Carl Purcell


Einstein Lived Here by Carl Purcell


Concorde Hotel in Quebec City by Carl Purcell


Good Girl Gone Bad by Carl Purcell


Arch Amid Ruins on Holy Island by Carl Purcell


Hamlet with Skull by Carl Purcell


BMW Mini-Car by Carl Purcell


Mural in Taos by Carl Purcell

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