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Sentinel journalist Paul Ingram wins national photo award

Paul Ingram, senior reporter and photographer for TucsonSentinel.com, was among the journalists recognized Tuesday by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Ingram was one of seven journalists working for nonprofit news organizations to be named by INN in its Impact Prize for Nonprofit News Photography contest.

Ingram received an honorable mention for his 2017 picture of a teenage boy sprinting away from the Nogales border wall that separates the U.S. and Mexico, just after illegally climbing over the barrier with a ladder from the sister city of Nogales, Sonora.

"Thanks to INN for acknowledging my work," Ingram said. "I'll always remember that kid's bright red Nikes, and how he waited for a moment, measuring out the defense like a running back before he hooked left, and managed to carve a path between two closing Border Patrol vehicles."

"They caught him a few blocks away, and he disappeared into the system for unaccompanied minors."

Ingram's work focuses on border and immigration issues, and Southern Arizona politics. Others recognized by INN included photographers for nonprofit news organizations covering stories in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Iowa and Illinois, including photographs published by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, The Trace, Orb Media and the Pulitzer Center.

TucsonSentinel.com is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a network of about 150 nonprofit journalism organizations, ranging from local independent outlets like the Sentinel to national publications such as ProPublica, the Marshall Project and First Look Meda (The Intercept).

TucsonSentinel.com's original reporting and curation of border and immigration news is generously supported in part by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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