As guests arrived at the 23rd annual Infinity Awards on Monday, the flash bulbs were popping — and for once, the photographers were in front of the cameras. The awards, given by the International Center of Photography, were held this year at Pier 60 in New York City, where the entry hall bristled with cameras angling to capture photography and fashion glitterati, as well as supportive celebrities like Julianne Moore, Sean Lennon, Calvin Klein, and Infinity Award winner Karl Lagerfeld.
After cocktails in the photo gallery, the approximately 700 guests took their seats in the adjoining dining room lined with video screens, on which were presented short video interviews and photo montages for each winner (see photos). The night’s most raucous applause went to William Klein, who ended his acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement award in his characteristically implacable way with, “F*%# ’em all.”
2007 Infinity Award Winners
Christopher Morris, My America
ICP Trustee Award
David Levi Strauss
Sommes-Nous?, by Tendance Floue
Cornell Capa Award