I like the first picture a lot. The Gedney one. It has soul and interest and a voyeuristic aspect to it.
As for the Adams stuff it looks poorly shot, some with flash on camera, and the usual " lets go out and shoot some hillbillies" stuff. "Here I sit with my goose". Jesus, give me a break.
I dislike this type of work as much as I disliked that sophisticated New Yorker, Avedon, packing up his entourage and heading out into the boonies to shoot the yokels. And then pretending he gives a shit about them.