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Kim Massare

Kim Massare is a freelance photographer and writer. She is a South Philly native, recently transplanted to the woods in Mt. Airy. Kim is a graduate of Central High School (257!) and Williams College and collaborates with her arborist husband on an anti-tree-torture photo blog, What Not To Do To Your Tree. She is working on a series of children's books about Philly.

A Cut (From) Above: Clothing Fit For His Holiness

A Cut (From) Above: Clothing Fit For His Holiness

September 25, 2015  |  Last Light

Renzetti-Magnarelli Clergy Apparel in South Philadelphia tailors some of the finest vestments this side of Rome. Contributor Kim Massare takes us inside the father and son team's Broad Street showroom with this photo essay. > more

A Holiday Oasis Under The Highway At Sam's Christmas Land

A Holiday Oasis Under The Highway At Sam’s Christmas Land

December 24, 2014  |  Last Light

Sam's Christmas Land is as Philly as it gets. During the holidays this closed-for-the-season water ice stand transforms into an over the top Xmas shop and outdoor neighborhood hang out. Kim Massare warms up near the fire bucket at Port Richmond's best kept holiday secret > more

Farewell To American Thrift

Farewell To American Thrift

December 12, 2014  |  Last Light

An institution in South Philly for decades, the beloved American Thrift closed its doors last month. Hidden City contributor Kim Massare was there on the last day and has this bittersweet photo essay > more