Here is a assortment of some of my favorite contemporary photographers working in color, and web links to their work.
Christopher Payne (“Asylum”) http://www.chrispaynephoto.com/asylum/
Cig Harvey (“You Look At Me Like an Emergency” and “Gardening at Night”) http://www.cigharvey.com/you-look-at-me-like-an-emergency/
Edward Burtynski http://www.edwardburtynsky.com
Alec Soth (“Sleeping by the Mississippi”) http://alecsoth.com/photography/?page_id=14
Laura McPhee http://www.lauramcphee.com
Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/10/alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-violet-isle/