Blue Chalk Welcomes Madeline Lear

We are very excited to welcome Madeline Lear as our summer 2016 production intern. 

Madeline is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. She currently studies history and filmmaking at Harvard College, where she served as the photo/video editor of the daily student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.

Madeline has also interned at The Sacramento Bee in California and The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts, where she produced a short film about two brothers’ struggle against heroin addiction.

Madeline was a recipient of the 2015 Harvard Artist Development Fellowship and received awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the Society of Professional Journalists for her work at The Crimson.

Learn more about Madeline on her website.

Photo (above): Nadiya Zakharchuk tends her garden plot in South Natomas, California on July 14, 2015. Residents of a California low-income housing complex have farmed an area on city property near power lines since the 1990s. Recently, farmers, utilities, and city government agreed to temporarily spare most of the plots before re-locating them. “It became apparent to the city and the utility that these were no ordinary squatter farmers – these were individuals farming in order to feed their families,” said Mutual Housing Executive Director Rachel Iskow. Photo by Madeline Lear.