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Sayre Quevedo is a documentary artist. He works across mediums to tell stories about intimacy, identity, and human relationships. 


Quevedo began as a reporter with Youth Radio in Oakland, California at the age of 15. Since then his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, BBC Short Cuts, Love Me on the CBC, McSweeney's and Radio Atlas. 

In 2018 his audio documentary short Espera received the Third Coast/RHDF Directors' Choice Award and his audio documentary feature The Quevedos was nominated for a Best Audio Documentary award by the International Documentary Association (IDA). The following year he won the 2019 Third Coast/RHDF Gold Award for Best Documentary for The Return.  That feature was also nominated for a Best Audio Documentary award by the IDA, his second nomination two years in a row. In 2022 Quevedo was nominated twice by the IDA for Best Stand-Alone Audio Documentary, winning the award for Documenting a Death by Euthanasia.

Quevedo was the Fall 2019 Podcaster-In-Residence for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was an Associate Producer for The Daily at The New York Times and NPR's Latino USA and a Producer for VICE News. He is currently an adjunct at Columbia University's Oral History Program and New York University's Audio Journalism department. 

He is a founding editor board member at Sound Fields.

IG: sayrequevedo





The New School University (2013 - 2017)

Bachelors of Arts in Global Studies

Minor in Journalism + Design


Employment History

January 2024 - Present, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University - Oral History Master of Arts

September 2023 - Present, Adjunct Professor, New York University - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

September 2022 - May 2022, Teaching Artist, Columbia University - Oral History Master of Arts

August 2020 - March 2022, Producer, VICE Audio

September 2019 - July 2020, Associate Producer, The Daily, The New York Times

December 2017 - August 2019, Associate Producer, NPR’s Latino USA

May 2016 - April 2017, Associate Producer, Audible

December 2014 - May 2015, Volunteer, Escuelas Radiofonicas de Ecuador

September 2011 - August 2014 Production Assistant, Youth Radio


Honors and Awards

2022 International Documentary Association - Winner of Best Stand-Alone Audio Award

2022 International Documentary Association - Nomination for Best Stand-Alone Audio Award

2021 UnionDocs - Signal to Noise Award

2020 W Magazine - The Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

2019 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Fall '19 Podcaster-in-Residence

2019 Third Coast International Audio Festival - TCF/RHDF 2019 Best Documentary: Gold

2019 The Whickers - Runner-Up for Documentary Audio Recognition Award

2018 Indiewire - 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

2018 Vulture - Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

2018 International Documentary Association  - Nomination for Best Audio Award

2018 Third Coast International Audio Festival - TCF/RHDF 2018 Directors' Choice Award 

2017 The New School - Outstanding Thesis Award 2016-17

2016 Third Coast International Audio Festival - Radio Residency

2016 The National Association of Latinos Arts and Culture - Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant

2015 Alliance for Women In Media Foundation (AWMF) -  Gracie Award

2015 National Council on Crime and Delinquency - Media For a Just Society Awards Finalist

2013 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated - 2nd place Student News Feature

2012 Association of Independents in Radio - New Voices Scholarship for Emerging Producers

2012 NAM Ethnic Media Awards - Honorable Mention - Outstanding Youth Voice


Selected Screenings & Exhibitions

2023 Question/Answer/Question, UnionDocs, Queens NY

2023 Orexis: A Manifesto in 21 Questions, Resonate Festival, Richmond VA

2023 Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media, Bennington College

2021 Banguoja Audio Festival, Lithuania

2020 Soundhouse: Intimacy and Distance, The Barbican, London, UK

2020 Borders of Freedom - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

2019 Borders of Freedom - Locust Project, Miami, FL

2019 'I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All' - Open City Documentary Festival - London, UK

2018 Selected Shorts - The Fest - Chicago, IL

2018 Sentades en Silencio - New Women Space, New York NY

2017 Re:Construcción - International Tour (U.S. and El Salvador)

2017 First Look Film Festival - Radio Atlas: Intimacy and Distance - Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY

2017 Cura Collected - The Knockdown Center, New York, NY

2016 What Do You Dream? - Magick City, New York, NY


Artist Talks / Panels

2023 A Manifesto in 30 Questions - Resonate Festival, Richmond, VA

2021 Creative Talks: Telling Challenging Stories - Banguoja Audio Festival, Lithuania

2020 Interviewing for Podcasting: Approaches, Tools and Techniques - 92nd St Y

2020 Avery Trufelman and Sayre Quevedo: In Conversation, On Air Fest, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Take It Personal - Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK

2018 Orgullo Latinx: El Salvador - Columbia University, New York NY

2018 Beyond the Recording Booth: Partnering with storytellers across mediumsThird Coast International Audio Festival

2018 Nicaraguan VolcanoThe Wild Project, New York, NY

2018 Creando arte como periodista / Haciendo periodismo como artista - Centro Cultural de España, San Salvador, ES

2018 Radio Atlas: Intimacy and DistanceMuseum of the Moving Image, Queens, New York, NY

2017 Making History Personal, ‘US’ by BUFUMayday Space, New York, NY


2020 Stirring Video Art Questions the Notion of “Freedom”, Hyperallergic

2019 ‘Presence and Distance’ – The Art of Personal Storytelling with Sayre Quevedo, The Whickers

2018 Re:Construcción. El Impacto del Conflicto Armado A Través del Arte Salvadoreño, Artishock

2018 Listening for Space, Watching for Time: Post-War Subjectivity in Re:Construcción, Nicola Courtright-Chavez

2017 This Art Exhibition Reflects On Lasting Impact Of Salvadoran Civil War, We are Mitú

2017 6 Creatives Carving Out a Space for the Salvadoran Diaspora, Remezcla

2017 Artist Chronicles the Effects of El Salvador’s Civil War, TeleSUR English

2017 “Re:Construcción”, una exposición que dialoga con el pasado, Revista Factum

2017 ‘Black Beach’, Constellations Audio

2017 ‘How to Get out of Your Rut and Find Your Creative Playground - KCRW

2017 ‘Re: Construcción’, Placeholder Magazine

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