One was Alpine Star by Ron Jude. This is all black and white pictures which have very obvious grainy looking halftone dots because the are enlarged prints from newspapers, culled from stories in Jude's local newspaper. I can see the idea behind this - ti's a reasonably interesting concept - and I would probably find looking at the show, on a gallery wall interesting - once. But I've seen this technique used before several different times, and for me it really just doesn't work. Occasionally, perhaps when used in conjunction with something else, or when used for specific purpose - say the photographs in Sebald's novels - it works. But as a whole series of images I've always found this approach is, for me, like nails of a blackboard.