By the editorial standards of the time Adam's work was more presentable than Lange's somewhat amateurish point & shoot efforts.
Yes, Dorothea often shot "somewhat amateurish point & shoot efforts" like White Angel Breadline, and Migrant Mother.
Jeff, Where did the "unbiased opinion" idea come from? Her opinion certainly was biased. And, yes, I agree that a term like "unbiased opinion" is an oxymoron -- just like the term "social science."
Actually, since these two were pretty good friends I have a feeling Dorothea was pulling the reporter's leg a bit when she said that.
My own estimation is that both of them did a reasonably good job at Manzanar, but I think Gene Smith would have done better than either of them. Of course WW II would have been over by the time Gene finished.