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Leyla Emektar La_Turkey72033pJoined 2010

The phography artist, Leyla EMEKTAR was born in 1972 in Adana. After completing her primary, secondary and high education in this city, she graduated from Çukurova University, Art Department of Faculty of Fine Arts. She started her career as Visual Arts Teacher and she is still pursuing her job and also tutoring part time at Kocaeli University, Department of Photography of Faculty of Fine Arts. The photographer who gives lectures as workshops to photography societies and groups, was rewarded the degree of AFIAP in 2012 and EFIAP by “Federation ınternationale de L’art Photographique (FIAP)”. She was given the degree of GPUCR2 by Global Photographic Union in 2014. In both national and international contests, her works won over 150 prizes. In 2013, by the Digital Arts Museum in California, her artworks were given Stellar Art Awards. One of her works is exhibited in Ovar Museum, İn Portugal. In 2015, in the documentary portfolio competition organized by China HPA and Unesco –the official partner-, by achieving a great success she was invited to China.  Winning “The Alfred Fried Photography Award” which is held in Austria, she was invited to the Ceremony of Peace Photography and she became one of five photographers who deserved to get Peace Photography Prize in 2016. Her artwork was perenially taken to the Parliament Museum in Austria. In the International Photography Festival that is held in Siena, 2016, among 127 countries and 45000 photographs, she deserved to get the first prize, she was invited to Italy and brought Pangea Prize to her country. In the years 2010, 2012, 2014, she got the Success Prize for three times in the Government Photography Contest in the section of Creative Works. Her personal interviews were published in the leading International Phtography Magazines. With the photography artist Kemal KAYA, by carrying out an interactive photography exhibition project called “The Other Side of Life”, she brought something new to her field. With the photographer Hakan TOKUÇ, she carried out a documentary project called “Sezer’s Diary” which is about a disabled child and the life from his point of view. She took part in many national and international photography festivals with her personal and group exhibitions. She takes part as a member of jury in many national and international photography competitions. She keeps working on Creative Phtography. She is married and has two children.