Ute Mahler (b.1949, Germany) is a German photographer, lecturer, editor, and publisher.
Born in 1949 in Berka (Thuringia) in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), Ute Mahler graduated in Photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in 1974 and has since been working as a freelance photographer. From 1981 she was a member of the Association of Visual Artists (VBK) and in 1990, together with six East German photographers, she founded the today highly acclaimed OSTKREUZ agency of photographers. Before the German reunification her works were published, e.g. in the famous GDR fashion magazine Sibylle. After 1989/90 she worked for national and international magazines. In addition to the commissioned work and her later teachings she has always pursued her own artistic projects.