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The Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery Archive

Pogus Caesar, photographer, film-maker and broadcaster, has contributed over 100 photographs to the Archives and Heritage Service.


Pogus - Central TV car


His work includes

  • Photographs of the 1985 Handsworth Riots
  • Photographs of the Bull Ring redevelopment from 2002-3
  • Images of black people in Birmingham and the West Midlands
  • Archives of black musicians who lived, performed or recorded in Birmingham
  • Birmingham tornado 2005


Pogus - Bishop Desmond Tutu









Pogus Caesar also photographed people who are well-known in art, sport, religion and politics, for example:

  • Desmond Tutu's visit to the Nelson Mandela School, Sparkbrook in 1989
  • Visit to Birmingham of Rt. Hon. Michael Manley, former President of Jamaica in 1986
  • Visit to Birmingham in 1986 of Paul Robeson Jnr, political activist
  • Actress Julie Christie at the Birmingham Rep in about 1990
  • The Mighty Diamonds (see below).

Pogus - The Mighty Diamonds


Read more about Pogus Caesar and see more of his work on this web site.

You can also link to the OOM Gallery at www.oomgallery.net See more of Pogus Caesar's work on the Digital Handsworth web site and on the BBC Birmingham web site.

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Photographic and other Special Collections in Central Library
Black History in Birmingham Libraries