During the early 1980s Caesar became director of the West Midlands Ethnic Minority Arts Service, the organisation promoted multicultural arts regionally and nationally. Caesar was also the first Chairman of Birmingham International Film & Television Festival. He has also contributed to shows by black British artists including Into the Open (1984) and Caribbean Expressions in Britain (1986).
During the late 1980s Caesar started working in British television - originally as a journalist on Channel 4's "Black on Black" then as producer and director of entertainment, sport and multi cultural programmes for Central Television, Carlton Television and BBC. Radio programmes include "Mr & Mrs Smith" BRMB Radio and "The Windrush E. Smith Show" BBC West Midlands. In 1993 he formed his own production company, Windrush Productions. His productions include I'm Black in Britain, Respect, Drumbeat and the award winning multicultural series Xpress.
As a photographer and artist Caesar has worked in Spain, India, South America and Sweden and Denmark, South Africa, Albania. He has documented the artists, musicians, poets and politicians that he met and with whom he collaborated - including Stevie Wonder, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Paul Robeson Jr. These and other images acquired by Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery represent important visual documents recording key figures in black British history.
Selected exhibitions include:
Caesar's photographs and extensive archives documenting Birmingham Black History is held in Birmingham Central Library Archives, Digital Handsworth and Connecting Histories. He has exhibited widely, his work held in public and private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe and USA. OOM Gallery a Birmingham based gallery represents Caesar's work worldwide. Their archives include Caesar's extensive photographic record of the Handsworth riots of 1985 and the redevelopment of the Birmingham Bull Ring 2000 - 2003. OOM Gallery also showcases limited edition photomontages, films and organises contemporary exhibitions. Caesar also lectures on media and art related issues.
Images from OOM Gallery Archives have been used by BBC TV, Carlton TV, Macmillan Publishers, Outside Left Magazine, University of Warwick, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Wolverhampton University, Digital Handsworth, Birmingham Central Library, The History Channel, Connecting Histories, Whats On Magazine, Fused Magazine, Teachers TV, The Otolith Group, Birmingham City Archives, Sunday Mercury, Dollee.com IOnOne Magazine. FACT, Punch Records Liverpool University Press
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