Curran was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Cuzco, Peru, at a young age. In his early life, he also lived in the Bahamas and Massachusetts - undoubtedly giving him his penchant for culture and travel. Curran’s images - which include images snapped while traveling with John F. Kennedy Jr. in Vietnam - are in the possession of well-known collectors. Curran doesn’t just stand by snapping shots, however, he gets involved to help his third world subjects. He is an Ambassador for Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Foundation and sits on the Board of Trustees of Sting’s Rainforest Foundation.