The photography artist, Leyla EMEKTAR was born 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. She taught part time at Kocaeli University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography.
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 250 prizes.