Abbie Hoffman: Goodbye Ilya.

abbie hoffman photo by paul shoul

I shot this picture of Abby years ago outside the court house in Northampton MA during the CIA on trial project . Shortly after the trial, I attended his funeral after he had taken his life. It was with great sadness that Northampton gathered yesterday for the funeral of his daughter, Ilya Hoffman, who met the same fate. Just like her fathers, it was sad event filled with love, pain, humor and confusion as to why such a vital and beautiful person would end their life. We will miss you Ilya.