A graduate in International Business, İhya was born in Trabzon in 1977. He did his Master’s degree in photography and video and also received basic training in photography from Photo House in 2002. İhya then undertook documentary photo work with the Photography Foundation in 2003. His work has collected several awards in both national and international competitions. İhya also joined the İFSAK group in 2004. He continues to present his documentary and photo-interview work in various exhibitions.