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August 30, 2014

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I was feeling a bit deprived of visual stimulus inside Sunset Bowl Wednesday night. I saw this group of shadowy guys hanging out on an old car out back, near where people went outside to smoke. I felt a little nervous about approaching them, but put my best photographer face forward and went for it. They turned out to be the nicest group of young guys I'd met so far in Phoenix. They were all Phoenix natives and all Navajos. "We're not just Phoenix natives. We're American natives," exclaimed Kyle Yazzie, left, when I asked if they had grown up in Phoenix. "We've been hanging out here since we got cars. This is our spot," explained Yazzie about the empty lot behind the bowling alley, seen here with his little brother, Jacob. When I asked them about the election this year, Kyle, 21, seemed pretty disillusioned about the whole thing. He didn't plan on voting. "Why should I? My vote doesn't matter, anyways."

Leila Navidi

I was feeling a bit deprived of visual stimulus inside Sunset Bowl Wednesday night. I saw this group of shadowy guys hanging out on an old car out back, near where people went outside to smoke. I felt a little nervous about approaching them, but put my best photographer face forward and went for it. They turned out to be the nicest group of young guys I'd met so far in Phoenix. They were all Phoenix natives and all Navajos. "We're not just Phoenix natives. We're American natives," exclaimed Kyle Yazzie, left, when I asked if they had grown up in Phoenix. "We've been hanging out here since we got cars. This is our spot," explained Yazzie about the empty lot behind the bowling alley, seen here with his little brother, Jacob. When I asked them about the election this year, Kyle, 21, seemed pretty disillusioned about the whole thing. He didn't plan on voting. "Why should I? My vote doesn't matter, anyways."