Stunning pictures expose the clash between modern life and native culture in Greenland

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Sebastien Tixier

Greenland is the world's largest island and the least densely populated country in the world.

Greenland, one of the most remote and harsh countries in the world, is changing fast.

The consequences of global warming on the country's glaciers are quite obvious, but what's harder to see is how Greenland's culture is evolving as the Arctic country quickly modernizes.
The native Inuit account for roughly 88% of Greenland's population and they have a strong sense of pride in their heritage. But with supermarkets and shopping centers appearing in most large towns, and electricity and other modern amenities now available even in remote areas, Greenland is headed for change.
French photographer Sébastien Tixier has always been fascinated with the Arctic north ever since hearing stories of the Inuit as a child. He decided to seek out this land of ice and snow to discover how Greenlanders are dealing with creeping westernization, and to record the crossroads of two distinct worlds. Tixier recently published his work in the book "Allanngorpoq," which means "being transformed" in Greenlandic.

To learn more about modern life in Greenland, take a look at the stunning images Tixier has shared with us below.