Photogs Shaul Schwarz, Stephanie Sinclair Among Overseas Press Club Award Winners

Tonight in the swirly-carpeted ballroom of New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Christine Amanpour will dole out honors to grizzled yet black tie-clad international reporters at the Overseas Press Club‘s 70th annniversary awards dinner. Among this year’s victorious photographers is Shaul Schwarz (Getty Images) who will receive the prestigious Robert Capa gold medal for his coverage for Newsweek of the outbreak of violence in Kenya following the presidential election of December 2007. Kenya was also the scene of the photographic reporting by a five-photog team from Agence France Presse that won the John Faber award. Moving to magazines, Stephanie Sinclair (VII) will take home the Olivier Rebbot award for her New York Times Magazine photo essay on the tradition of young female circumcision in Muslim culture. But who’s having the best week of all? Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald. Tonight he’ll receive the OPC’s feature photography award for his photos of last year’s brutal hurricane season in Haiti. Does Farrell’s name sound familiar? That’s because on Monday, it was announced that he won a Pulitzer.