This week’s photo series comes from the students and alumni of NYU Shanghai. We’re looking at how people from China and around the world come to understand their new home via images.

As cliche as rooftopping is, it shouldn’t take away how amazing it can be. It’s honestly incredible to be able to go up, not just to take nausea-inducing pictures or for the adrenaline rush, but just to give yourself a reminder that you’re living in one of the biggest metropolises in the world. Going up with a couple homies and just relishing one extended moment in your own universe – I like these pictures for myself because they capture a fleeting emotion, and while I don’t always get to go up, I always get to feel the sensation.

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