Catlin Langford is a curator, writer and researcher, specialising in photography.

She is currently Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne/Naarm.
Catlin was previously Curator of Photography (2022), and the inaugural Curatorial Fellow in Photography, supported by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation (2019-2022), at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Catlin has held positions at the Royal College of Art (2021), Guildhall School/Barbican (2021), Royal Collection Trust (2017-2019), Witt and Conway Libraries (2015-2016), Courtauld Gallery (2015-2016) and National Trust of South Australia (2012-2013).
She has spoken about art, photography and visual culture at numerous international organisations, including the University of Oxford, National Portrait Gallery (London), Windsor Castle, National Galleries of Scotland, The Photographers’ Gallery, Institute of Art History (Split) and Birkbeck College. Her research focuses on women’s photographic practice, colour photography and vernacular forms of photography, including snapshots, and the intersections between these.
Catlin completed her MA in Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2016, her thesis focusing on the curation of vernacular photographs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and First Class Honours in History from the University of Adelaide.
Her debut publication Colour Mania: Photographing the World in Autochrome (Thames & Hudson/ V&A) was released in 2022.
She is on the Expert Advisory Board of the EU project PERCEIVE (Perceptive Enhanced Realities of Colored collEctions through AI and Virtual Experiences), focusing on the digital restoration of autochromes.
She was awarded a Nicholas and Angela Curtis Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship for 2023, and will be based in Paris from April to late-June 2023.