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SNAPSHOT: Photographers and photography lovers alike came out Monday night for the International Center of Photography’s 26th annual Infinity Awards, held at Pier Sixty on the Hudson River. Among those spotted were Ann Curry, Christiane Amanpour, Calvin Klein, Ingrid Sischy and Sandy Brant, Moby, Leonard Lauder, Mark Seliger, Craig McDean and Mary Ellen Mark, as well as Stefano Tonchi and date Lynn Hirschberg, Hamish Bowles, Ariel Foxman, Cathie Black, Joanna Coles, David Granger and Glenda Bailey, who tried (but failed) to skip the step-and-repeat. “I just want a glass of wine!” Bailey moaned to the event’s publicist. Tough — she had to pose for a few snaps, although she eventually got her wine and some food (a Mario Batali-designed dinner menu was served during the three-hour ceremony).
This year, the figure-eight-shaped trophies went to photographers Lorna Simpson, Daniele Tamagni, Raphaël Dallaporta, Reza and South African photojournalist Peter Magubane, and writers Sarah Greenough and Luc Sante. Gilbert C. Maurer, a Hearst Corp. board member and former chief operating officer, received the ICP Trustees Award, and John G. Morris — “the world’s most influential photo editor,” according to the program notes — a sprightly nonagenarian, took home the Lifetime Achievement award, presented to him by Amanpour. The distinguished news anchor served another purpose at night’s end — she offered Bailey a ride home in her Town Car, an invitation the Harper’s Bazaar editor swiftly accepted. Hey, budgets are tight everywhere. — Nick Axelrod