Peter Cornelius

Peter Cornelius (1913–1970) was a German photographer and photojournalist.

After World War II, he began his career with reportage, landscape and sailing photography in his hometown Kiel. From the mid fifties, he specialised in colour photography as one of the first color photographers in Germany. In 1960 he became known to a larger public through the special exhibition Magie der Farbe (Magic of Colour) during the Photokina in Cologne. His best known work is a 1961 collection of colour photographs of Paris.

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