David Currie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1963) and an Master of Fine Arts (1966) from Ohio University in Athens.
David Garfield Currie has been self-employed as a photographer since 1969 in addition to teaching photography at New Trier West High School in Northfield, 111. (since 1966). He also taught part time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1968. From 1964 to 1966 David Garfield Currie was a graduate assistant at Ohio University and from 1963 to 1964 worked for Photographies, Inc., in Cleveland.