Zechariah Trevino’s coworkers lock arms and hold flowers at a candlelight vigil on Jan. 23 at the University United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Berry St. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

I captured my favorite image of the week on Jan. 23

About 250 people mourned and celebrated the life of a 17-year-old Paschal High School student who died because of gun violence.

The candlelight vigil, hosted by the University United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Berry St., saw support from Whataburger coworkers of Zechariah Treviño and fellow classmates, teachers and community members.

In this image, Whataburger employees lock arms and hold a bouquet of orange flowers while still in uniform. Treviño worked at Whataburger and died at the restaurant after defending his 16-year-old cousin, according to his mother, Erica Treviño.

The image emits a somber atmosphere. A stern face can be seen on a worker and a light in the image may symbolize the good ahead for the family. 

It was dark and quiet so taking photos at the candlelight vigil brought challenges, but asking to be excused as I walked between the crowd and asking for permission to photograph people helped avoid any issues or insensitivity.

From Zechariah Treviño’s candlelight vigil to a young Western art painter, our photojournalist at the Fort Worth Report captures the diversity of events through images of the week. If you have events or photo opportunities, contact community engagement journalist Cristian ArguetaSoto at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or on Twitter.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...