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Blog for graphic designer + photographer, Erin Reas. Based in Austin, TX, Erin shares stories from photoshoots, case studies on design projects, and tips and tricks for either profession!

Ubuntu Life Gala

Ubuntu Life is a nonprofit that is run out of Austin benefitting the lives of the children living in Kenya. Their mission is to provide quality education and healthcare for the children specifically working with special needs children. They are able to create a facility for the children and send doctors to Kenya by employing women in the village to create goods and sell them in the state as well as accepting donations.

Their annual gala took place at The Pershing, a private club in Austin’s Eastside. Not going to lie, that place is so gorgeous! It already fit the urban safari feel Ubuntu Life wanted for their gala. With a little decorating with throw pillows, the space was perfect! Live performers from Kenya came and played traditional instruments. Their accessory designer also came from Kenya to sell her newest line. A silent auction was also available for guests to place bids.

It was amazing to hear about a wonderful organization doing amazing things!

The Pershing in Eastside Austin
Kenyan performers at Ubuntu Life Gala. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Ubuntu Life product sales for Tribe Gala. Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Ubuntu Life Gala market table at the Pershing. Event photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Ubuntu Life gala table setting at the Pershing. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Table set up at Ubuntu Life gala at the Pershing. Event photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Ubuntu Life gala menu detail shot at the Pershing. Event photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Detail photo of Ubuntu Life bracelets for gala. Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
The Pershing in East Austin. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
The Pershing in Eastin Austin. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
The Pershing in Austin Eastside. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Appetizers at Ubuntu Life gala at the Pershing. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Girls looking at handmade goods at Ubuntu Life gala at the Pershing. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Guests at Ubuntu Life gala. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Guests at Ubuntu Life gala. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
Guests at Ubuntu Life gala. Event Photography by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography