Catlin Langford is a curator and writer specialising in photography. She is presently Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her current research focuses on autochromes, the first widely available and accessible colour photography process, released in 1907. Her work considers the reception and adoption of autochromes in Britain. Her publication, Colour Mania: Photographing the World in Autochrome (Thames & Hudson/V&A) will be released autumn 2022. Langford was previously Assistant Curator at the Royal Collection Trust, primarily focusing on Prince Albert’s photography collection. She completed her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2016, her thesis focusing on the curation of vernacular photographs.
Her research interests span the history of photography, from the nineteenth century to the present day, with a focus on women photographers, early colour photography and vernacular photography, and the intersections between these.