A few months ago a professional combat photographer placed an ad looking for an assistant to go with him to Afghanistan for a commercial shoot. The fact that he was offering it as a "learning experience" upset a lot of other photogs. They felt that if he was making, presumably, big money on a commercial shoot then he could afford to pay for an assistant.
Just curious to know how many of you here would jump at such an opportunity? You would have to pay your way to Europe but then your travel and meal expenses within Afghanistan would be paid for but that's it. Would you risk your life to take photos for free in a war zone?