Archive of Author | Pogus Caesar

Pogus Caesar is a British artist, television producer and director. As a photographer and artist he has worked in countries including Spain, India, South America, Sweden, South Africa, UK, Albania and Jamaica documenting the lives of diverse communities. He has also photographed artists, musicians, poets, sportspeople and politicians. His photographs are in private and public collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; City Gallery, Leicester; Museums Sheffield; Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:  Into The Open: Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK 1984. Pogus Caesar Paintings: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK 1985. Instamatic Views of New York: Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford, UK 1986. Break In The Seal: Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK 1986. Caribbean Expressions in Britain: Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, UK 1986. Sharp Voices, Still Lives: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK 1990. Forward Ever – Backward Never: Artangel, London, UK 2002. Religion, Slavery and Diaspora: Horniman Museum & Garden, London, UK 2007. Seeing Slavery: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke – on – Trent, UK 2007. That Beautiful Thing: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK 2008. Pattern Recognition: The City Gallery, Leicester, UK 2009. South Africa – Brighter Flame: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK 2010. Muzik Kinda Sweet: British Music Experience, 02, London 2011. Staying Power: Black Cultural Archives, London, UK 2015. Staying Power: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK 2015. Work displayed at World Economic Forum, Switzerland 2015. Islands on the Edge: Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, USA 2015.

Articles with Pogus Caesar


Schwarz Flaneur

Pogus Caesar’s photographs unravel the simplicity of the ordinary and the mundane giving us a glimpse into the lives of people he has encountered on his travels. ‘Schwarz Flaneur ‘ is named after the unguarded moments that Caesar so strives to capture. These images are signature to much of Caesar’s work and his dedication to Ilford HP5 black and white film and a vintage 1983 Canon Sure Shot camera. “Photographic essays allow much more freedom of expression and the ultimate surprise.”