The Duggan-Cronin Gallery is a photographic museum displaying the photographs of Alfred Duggan-Cronin, Aubrey Elliot, Jean Morris and Alice Mertens.
This collection has been described as the most significant collection of Southern African ethnographic photography in the world.
The fascinating story of Alfred Duggan-Cronin and his photographs is one of a Kimberley mine compound guard who bought a cheap box camera and became a South African photographic legend. The Irishman, with his assistant Richard Madela by his side, travelled the length and breadth of the country photographing the lives of indigenous people for 50 years and the Thandabantu exhibition is just a fraction of his collection. Duggan-Cronin’s photographs are priceless records of traditional settings and a timeless record of a distant, more romantic, era in Southern Africa.