Nowadays, thanks to technology, videos and images of black people being murdered can be seen by anyone. These ruthless and useless deaths are the starting point for Wiley’s artistic reflection. He starts from his own country – the USA – to describe a global reality. His portraits depict young black men and women in poses that, drawn from the Western pictorial tradition, show them vulnerable. A vulnerability that, however, tells a story of survival and resilience, in which the protagonists are seen as paradigms of resistance to oppression.