Christian Murillo has been fortunate to earn exposure across local and international platforms.  Some of the recognition of his work is listed below:


- Cascade Mountains: Born of Fire, Carved by Ice: An exhibition at the LUMEN Museum of Mountain Photography in Bruneck, Italy.  November 2021 - April 2022

- "A Photographic Journey through Central Oregon": An ongoing gallery display at the Artists Gallery at Sunriver.  September 2020 - Present

- "Central Oregon Landscapes": A gallery exhibition at the Betty Gray Gallery in Sunriver, Oregon. October 2021 - December 2021       

- "Presence of God": Participation in the 2018 Photo Buckhead Exhibition

Photographic Awards:

-Deception selected as the Grand Prize winner in the 2022 Brooks Resources Photography Contest

-Between Heaven and Earth selected as Editors Favorite of the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photography Competition

- Harvey selected as 2018 First Place in the Professional Category of The Tennessean Magazine's annual summer photography competition

- Helix selected as 2018 Bronze Prize in the Marumi International Photography Competition

- Cherry Spring selected as 2018 Finalist in The Nature Conservancy's International Photography Competition

- Spotlight selected as 2018 Runner-Up in Burst Photography's Annual International Photography Competition

- Spotlight selected as 2018 Finalist in The Nature Conservancy's International Photography Competition

- Shoals and Flow selected as 2018 Finalist in the Water Reflections Photography Calendar Competition

- Presence of God selected as 2018 Finalist in Photo Buckhead Competition

- Untold selected as 2018 Finalist in the Bowen Arts Appalachian Mountain Treasures Photography Show

- Channel of Light selected as 2018 Finalist in Friends of Sweetwater Creek 2018 Calendar Photography Competition

- Afternoon Paddle selected as 2017 First Prize in Rheos Gear Water Junky Photography Competition

- Furry selected as 2017 Best in Show in the Manhattan Associates Photography Competition

- Last Leap of Summer selected as 2017 Finalist in the Water Reflections Photography Calendar Competition

- Apex selected as 2017 Finalist in Photo Buckhead Competition

- Spotlight selected as 2017 Finalist in Photo Buckhead Competition

- Cherry Spring selected as 2016 Honorable Mention in Photographers Forum Annual Spring Photography Competition



Foster Falls, Tennessee


- 2021 Ineffable, Vol. 3 by Visit Bend

- 2020 & 2021 Feature Photo Essays in 1859 Oregon State Magazine

- 2020 Ineffable, Vol. 2 by Visit Bend

- 2020 National Geographic Student Expeditions Magazine

- February/March 2020 Issue of 1859 Oregon: Featured Photo Essay

- 2018 Feature story in Sidetracked Vol. 13

- 2018 Cover of Blue Ridge Country January Issue

- Backpacker Magazine

- The Red Bulletin Magazine

- Blue Ridge Country Magazine

- The Tennessean Magazine

- Tripp's Ventures: Fueling the Passion to Travel: Georgia by Michael Perry (children's book)


Face: The World

A photographic account of an epic four-month long journey around the entire globe. Over the 42,000+ miles traveled, photographer John Christian Murillo documents exotic landscapes with his keen eye for grand scenery. However, Murillo also turned a special focus in this book to document the lives of people that helped make this journey a life-changing experience. Open this book and discover how the portraits of these people intimately reflect the landscape images surrounding them.

This 76 page large-format 12"x12" book is available in the highest quality ProLine Uncoated Archival Quality photo paper. You can purchase this book in either Hard-Cover or downloadable E-book format through Blurb. Click the links are below.

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