The discovery of a genuine new talent in photography. And someone who has been working at full strength since the 1950's in colour.
His name is Fred Herzog and I came across him through my job at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design via the book Fred Herzog Photographs
From what I've read, he was aware of the work of more established photographers like Robert Frank and Walker Evans, but his relative isolation working primarily in Vancouver, Canada gives his photographs a unique quality all their own - where his influences are kept in check by his strong colour sense and the balance of urban/rural subject matter he encountered.
Here are a few of my own favourites. For more of his work check out the Equinox Gallery website.
Flaneur Granville 1960
Bogners Grocery 1960
Elysium Cleaners 1958
Lucy Georgia 1968
Man with Bandage 1968
U.R. Next 1959