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The ARtist Series: Leighton McDonald
This year, Leighton McDonald was recognized at our first ever Lens Fest Awards for his outstanding work using AR as a powerful force for representation with Blacksoul Gallery.
Recognizing Outstanding Ingenuity: Meet the Creators From Our First Ever Lens Fest Awards
At this year’s Lens Fest, we added something entirely new to reward our AR creator community: The Lens Fest Awards.
The ARtist Series: Heather Dunaway Smith
Heather is one among a select group of developers creating new experiences for Snapchat’s latest Spectacles. Her latest Lens The Door allows viewers to choose their own adventure, creating their own evolving song triggered by hand tracking technology.
The ARtist Series: Sallia Goldstein
This year, Sallia was recognized at our first ever Lens Fest Awards for her outstanding work on ¡Vendedores, Presente!, a Lens made in partnership with Ruben Ochoa as part of the Monumental Perspectives initiative with LACMA in April, 2021.
Spread Kindness on Spotlight with Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner
At Snap, we are committed to building products and fostering a community reflective of our values. Starting today, Snapchatters can join Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner in submitting Snaps of their acts of kindness to Spotlight
Lens Fest 2021: Celebrating the Snap AR Community
This morning we kicked off Lens Fest, the annual celebration of our global AR community. We welcome everyone to join us virtually for sessions over the coming days.
Introducing 523
Today, we’re excited to announce 523 - our first content accelerator program.
ARound The World on Snapchat
This week, Snap worked with partners all over the world to push the technical boundaries of augmented reality and create experiences that bring cultural events and social issues to life for millions of Snapchatters. From light shows in Amsterdam, raising awareness of global warming and climate change in partnership with The Design Museum in London, and even driving action to protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Alex Israel x Snapchat Exhibit Opens at Art Basel Miami Beach
The Bass opened its doors to Alex Israel x Snapchat, an exhibition that uses Snap’s augmented reality technology to bring Alex Israel’s iconic Self-Portraits to life.
Get lost in Layers, now on Snap Map
Today, we’re making Snap Map even more personalized with Layers, a new feature that brings special experiences right into the platform--and we’re debuting with two original Layers: Memories and Explore.