Visual Culture: The Photographs of Pogus Caesar

May 22, 2013

Burning Spear

I had just started working as a presenter for Here & Now, a cultural programme that was broadcast throughout the Midlands, England, in 1985. It was the very first interview I was conducting for TV, so it had to be a landmark… a friend who knew a promoter said Burning Spear was in England and connected me up. Spear came to Birmingham, we filmed the interview. Usually we’d spend a bit of time talking with intervieweesโ€”I asked if I could take his photo, and he agreed.