When I looked at the girls in the kitchen, it reminded me of my youth in my grandmother's kitchen with my cousin. There was no poverty, at least to my knowledge. Perhaps we were poor, I didn"tfeel it. The floral wallpaper, an attempt to brighten the kitchen did it for me. I prefer Gedney rather than Adams because Adams doesn't seem to let you into their lives. As far as exploitation, I have no way of knowing the photographers motives or his relationships with the subject. Why do I need to know this? You asked my opinions on the photographs not the motives of the photographers.