Max Scheler (1928-2003) was a German photographer and son of the prolific philosopher of the same name. Scheler started working as a photographer whilst studying literature and the history of art in Munich. He then worked for the Magnum agency and made photo reports in Europe, North-Africa, the Middle and Far East for publications like Picture Post, Life, Look or Paris Match. In 1975, he began working on the development of the magazine Geo, for which he worked until 1980 as deputy chief editor. During his career, Scheler portrayed various celebrities and politicians, such as Konrad Adenauer, Romy Schneider and the Beatles. In his last years, Scheler also organised important travelling exhibitions and published the oeuvre of his colleague and friend, the late Herbert List, whom he met whilst fleeing during the war in 1941.